A WIFE' - "Face in Both Hands She Knelt on the Carpet" 1860
A wife in a loveless marriage has just collapsed following the evocation of memories brought about by reading a favorite book from her school days. A version of this watercolor illustrated the 1860 poem 'The Wife' by 'A'. It appeared in 'Once a Week' an English weekly illustrated literary magazine.
John Everett Millais 'A WIFE' - "Face in Both Hands She Knelt on the Carpet" 1860
Watercolour and touches of bodycolour on paper. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery