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Pencil Drawing - Tennyson's The Lord of Burleigh - The Death of Lady Burleigh - Sketch of the Nurse and Boy

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P567
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1855 - 1856

Maker Information

Artist:John Everett Millais - View biography for John Everett Millais


This was drawn in preparation for the design engraved by the Dalziel Brothers for Tennyson's Poems, published in 1857. In this scene the lord himself is absent from the action, and the death of his wife is poignantly witnessed by her baby son held by his nurse.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on blue laid paper.

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Height:181 mm
Width:113 mm