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|Collection:||Fine Art Prints and Drawings|
|Date:||1859 - 1859|
|Artist:||John Everett Millais - View biography for John Everett Millais|
This is a preparatory design for the wood-engraving by the Dalziel Brothers published on 16 July, 1859, in the periodical 'Once a Week' (p. 41). The poem is by Alfred Lord Tennyson, and is about the grandmother musing to her granddaughter about her son's death and also her impending own death. Themes that contrast between youth and age and deal with the appraoch of death are central in Victorian literature and illustration.
|Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Pencil on paper.|