Geoffrey richard everett millais collection.
Millais paintings. This painting by the british artist john everett millais shows a young woman lying on her back in a small river. It depicts ophelia a character from william shakespeare s play hamlet singing before she drowns in a river in denmark. Mariana is a painting that millais painted in 1850 51 based on the play measure for measure by william shakespeare and the poem of the same name by alfred lord tennyson from 1830. Millais also achieved great popularity with his paintings of children notably bubbles 1886 famous or perhaps notorious for being used in the advertising of pears soap and cherry ripe.
Millais s father was a gentleman from an ancient jersey family and his mother came from a family of well to do saddlers so millais grew up in a wealthy household. Buy millais prints now from amazon. Oil on canvas 59 7 x 49 5 cm. Ophelia is a painting by british artist sir john everett millais completed in 1851 and 1852 and in the collection of tate britain in london.
In the play the young mariana was to be married but was rejected by her betrothed when her dowry was lost in a shipwreck. Millais paintings have a calmness in them in most cases. Such paintings indicate millais s interest in subjects connected to britain s history and expanding empire. Ophelia is a painting by british artist sir john everett millais completed between 1851 and 1852 it is held in the tate britain in london.
John everett millais paintings. This work in progress is a list of all paintings by john everett millais. Oil on canvas 128 3 x 172 1 cm. Bridesmaid is the specific title of the painting above and can be seen as the cover of a famous led zeppelin album who were a british rock band.
The artist was classically trained but also wanted to impress his own ideas and creativity onto each canvas that he used. Pizarro seizing the inca of peru. The work encountered a mixed response when first exhibited at the royal academy but has since come to be admired as one of the most. It depicts ophelia a character from william shakespeare s play hamlet singing before she drowns in a river in denmark.
Painted when millais was only 19 years old isabella is a truly beautiful piece of art and was the first painting with the pre raphaelite brotherhood insignia on it prb laying the groundwork for what the prb was all about.