Art influenced by the art and themes of the Pre Raphaelites with biographies, auctions and information on these artists.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Boyce, Rossetti and Millais
Millais's sensual 1857 portrait of his sister-in-law Sophy Gray at 13 was quickly sold to George Price Boyce and never displayed in public till after Millais' death. Boyce then commissioned Rossetti to paint Fanny Cornforth as a pendant to the Sophy picture. The title means Kissed Mouth and Holman Hunt considered it scandalous with a 'gross sensuality'. Sophy and Fanny were hung together in Boyce's house