About the artist
Sir John Everett Millais , Bt (8 June 1829 – 13 August 1896) was a British painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was a child prodigy who began painting in oils at the age of eleven and went on to become one of the most successful and influential painters of the Victorian era. Millais was a master of both oil and watercolour painting, and his works often featured romantic and sentimental themes. He was also a successful portrait painter, and his works are held in many public collections.
Also associated with: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Ophelia, Christ in the House of His Parents, The Boyhood of Raleigh, The Order of Release, The Vale of Rest.