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Pencil Drawing - The Black Brunswicker - Figure Sketch

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P623
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1859 - 1860

Maker Information

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


This sketch relates to the drawing and oil painting in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, and a drawing in Tate Britain. The scene shows an English girl saying goodbye to a German soldier sweetheart on the eve of the battle of Waterloo in 1815. The girl was modelled by Charles Dickens' daughter, Kate, and the soldier by a private in the Lifeguards.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Armour Lovers
Medium:Pencil on paper.


Height:147 mm
Width:113 mm