Saturday, January 24, 2009

John Everett Millais and the Wyatt family

[The Wyatt children]
[James Wyatt and his Granddaughter] 1849 oil on panel
[Mrs James Wyatt and her daughter Sarah] c. 1850 Tate Gallery
James Wyatt (1774 - 1853) met Millais about 1846 when he painted a watercolour of his granddaughter Mary. Wyatt was a collector and dealer (as well as being a print publisher and Mayor of Oxford 1842-3). He commissioned several family portraits from Millais.

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