Friday, July 17, 2009

John Everett Millais - Sophie Gray

Oil on paper laid on wood
Lent from a private collection courtesy of Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London
She was only 14 when this was painted
"this intimate picture is one of the most remarkable realist portraits of the nineteenth century"


Lucy Corrander said...

Very, very striking.

And it was worth putting, as you have, that she was only fourteen.


Hermes said...

You can see it in her 'unformed' face, but what a portrait, and the way he slightly tilted the head.