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Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

(1829-1896), Painter and President of the Royal Academy; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 76 portraits
Artist associated with 41 portraits
Painter born in Southampton. Millais entered the Royal Academy schools at the age of eleven, exhibiting his first work at the RA aged sixteen. In 1848 together with William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti he formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He painted some of the movement's masterpieces, including Lorenzo and Isabella and Christ in the House of His Parents, works that also caused furious controversy. Millais was created a baronet in 1885 and succeeded Frederic Leighton as President of the RA in 1896.

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Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG 2626

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

by Carlo Pellegrini
pencil, watercolour and gouache, published in Vanity Fair 13 May 1871
NPG 2626

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG x6276

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG x6276

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax14867

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax14867

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