Monday, January 26, 2009

John Everett Millais - First and Second Sermon

oil on canvas
Guildhall Art Gallery

Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896)
'My Second Sermon'
Watercolour, based on an oil original.

This subject followed on the phenomenal success of Millais' painting My First Sermon, exhibited in 1863. One critic noted: 'Everybody is rejoiced to recognise, sitting in the same place as last year, the little girl, now dear to many a heart, who then was listening…in rapt attention.' The image was widely reproduced as a print.

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