Sunday, January 25, 2009

John Everett Millais - The Proscribed Royalist, 1651

oil on canvas
private collection
Commissioned by Lewis Pocock (Hon. Sec. of the Art Union in London) in May 1852. The scene was painted from an ancient tree on West Wickham Common which became known as the 'Millais Oak'. Anne Ryan was the female model.

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