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Pen and Ink Drawing - Caricature of John Everett Millais

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P437
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1851c - 1853c

Maker Information

Artist:Dante Gabriel Rossetti - View biography for Dante Gabriel Rossetti


This caricature, along with that of Holman Hunt (1904P436), offers a glimpse of the playful humour of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Millais is here using one of his favourite expressions for the type of painting he disliked; 'Sir Sloshua' was his derogatory term for Sir Joshua Reynolds, one of the founders and first president of the Royal Academy. The paper on which the caricature is drawn appears to be the same writing paper as 1904P436.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pen and brown ink with ink wash on laid writing paper.

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Height:179 mm
Width:111 mm