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Pencil Drawing - Sketch for an Unrealised / Unidentified Subject of Women sewing

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P633
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1850c - 1850c

Maker Information

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


This sketch may illustrate Mary and her hand maidens in Rossetti's poem 'The Blessed Damozel'. The figure on the far right is for Millais' oil painting Mariana (1850-51, Tate). The figure on the far left of a woman folding a piece of cloth can be seen in several other sketches in Birmingham's collection. The work was previously thought to be a study for The Eve of the Deluge.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

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

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Height:123 mm
Width:206 mm