Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Gipsy By John Everett Millais 1846

Millais is not well known for his watercolours, but did use the medium for some illustrative work, and to make small saleable replicas of most of his popular figure paintings.The Gipsy is among the artist's early works, painted at the age of only 16 or 17. The setting may be Shotover Park, Oxfordshire, the home of an early patron, Mr Drury.

1 comment:

Laura Morrigan said...

A wonderful work! I love the dark blue shadows! Ah, I wish I could walk into that work, it looks so delightfully isolated and peaceful!