Millais: Portraits

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Peter Funnell
Malcom Warner
Kate Flint
H.C.G. Matthew
Leonée Ormond

This major study of John Everett Millais' most celebrated Pre-Raphaelite and later portraits is the first full-length critical analysis of Millais' portraiture across the breadth of his career. Lavishly illustrated throughout with full critical apparatus and list of works, and supported by contemporary drawings, documentation and photographs, this important addition to Pre-Raphaelite art history sets the portraits within the context of Millais' public and private life - notably in the case of his magnificent full-length of John Ruskin, painted at the time of the artist's celebrated love-affair with Ruskin's wife, Effie. It also considers how Millais' portraits related to and reflected Victorian society as a whole, from his often surprisingly direct and honest portraits of children, to his historically important depictions of men of power within the Victorian pantheon and his glamorous and much-admired portraits of women.

270 x 220mm, 220 pages, 175 illustrations including 100 in colour, ISBN 1 85514 255 4, £35 (hardback), Published February 1999

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Peter Funnell is Curator of the Nineteenth-century Collection at the National Portrait Gallery. He has previously curated exhibitions at the Gallery on Michael Faraday, Christina Rossetti and David Livingstone, and has published on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British art.

Malcolm Warner is the Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, and is currently preparing the catalogue raisonné of Millais' works. Most recently he curated The Victorians, British Painting 1837-1901 at the National Gallery, Washington, the most significant exhibition of Victorian painting ever to have been displayed in the United States.

Leonée Ormond is Professor of Victorian Studies at Kings College London, and is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost experts on Victorian art and literature. Most recently she contributed to the Leighton centenary exhibition and catalogue at the Royal Academy, London.

H.C.G. Matthew is Professor of History at the University of Oxford and is Editor of the New Dictionary of National Biography . He is also the author of the definitive biography of Gladstone, and editor of The Gladstone Diaries .

Kate Flint is University Lecturer in Victorian and Modern English Literature and a Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. She has written widely on Victorian art and literature and is the author of the highly acclaimed The Woman Reader, 1837-1914 , published by Oxford University Press in 1993.

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