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John Everett Millais
Debra N. Mancoff
0300091192
September 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The long and stellar career of John Everett Millais (1829-1896) has been framed in terms of his rise to notoriety as an original member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood followed by a compromising descent into comfortable success as a popular painter and leading figure in the Royal Academy. But this dismissal of Millais's post- Raphaelite work overlooks more than forty years of artistic endeavor and distinction. In this book, nine scholars reexamine Millais's entire career from a variety of perspectives, arriving at a new vision of his place in the history of British art and finding that fame and recognition did not represent the end of this important Victorian artist's development. The contributors consider the whole fabric of Millais's work, seeking the patterns of continuity through his career. They...


John Everett Millais: A Biography
G. H. Fleming
0094785600
February 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Fleming, the author of six other works on Victorian art, has penned the first in-depth biography of John Everett Millais since 1899, three years after his death. Millais achieved wealth and fame during his lifetime. Along with artist friends William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, he was a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, espousing a doctrine of decorative naturalism with an emphasis on striking color, minute detail, and historical, literary, and biblical themes. Millais captured the texture of velvet in his famous "Mariana," for instance, and, most famously, the watery death of "Ophelia." His brookside portrait of John Ruskin preceded a scandalARuskin's unconsummated marriage was later annulled, and his wife married Millais. Fleming gives us a portrait of a talented artist and his time. One...


John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
Paul Goldman
0853319111
November 2004
Hardcover
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Beyond Decoration
Paul Goldman
1584561351
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
First edition. John Everett Millais is admired as one of the most celebrated of Pre-Raphaelite painters. Perhaps less known is the major contribution he made both to book and periodical illustration between 1852 and 1883. Many of these book illustrations remain little known today, largely due to the fact that they are scattered in hundreds of 19th century books and periodicals. This important new work brings together over 300 examples of Millais illustrations, enabling this part of his work to be viewed and appreciated by new generations. This work will be an important reference to any scholar interested in Victorian book illustration. Paul Goldman was a curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. He is the author of Victorian Illustrated Books 1850-1870 - The Heyday of Wood-Engraving...


John Everett Millais
Christine Riding
1854375237
July 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the quintessential English gentleman artist. A Baronet and president of the Royal Academy, Millais produced some of the most famous images of his time. His first Pre-Raphaelite work, The Carpenter's Shop, had a dramatic effect on the critics; Charles Dickens famously described his portrayal of the Christ child as a "hideous, wry-necked, blubbering, red-haired boy in a night-gown." Author Christine Riding analyzes his artistic career, his critics, and his audience, exploring the broader issues that preoccupied his contemporaries on the subject of art itself.

About the Author
Christine Riding is a curator at Tate Britain, London, specializing in 18th- and 19th-century British art. ...


Millais: Portraits
Peter Funnell
0691007195
February 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
John Everett Millais is still thought of mostly as a Pre-Raphaelite painter, but a much longer portion of his career was devoted to painting the portraits of the Victorian rich and famous. Not only did this prove extraordinarily lucrative--Millais earned what by today's standards would be millions from his portraits--it offered one of the most talented 19th-century painters the chance to fashion powerful and memorable images of the people of his age. This book is the catalog to the 1999 Millais Portrait exhibition debuting at the National Gallery in London and traveling around the United States. It is a much more handsome production than most catalogs. The pictures are beautifully reproduced, and in place of the often bland catalog commentary are essays from four leading art historians on Millais's early and Pre-Raphaelite...


Sir John Everett Millais
Russell Ash
1862051550
Feb 1998
Paperback
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From Booklist
Ash continues his series of tall, slim albums of the work of Victorian English artists with a presentation of the Pre-Raphaelite Millais (1829^-96). A child prodigy (his winning a prize at age nine so incensed older fellow art students that they hung him upside down until he fainted), Millais later figured in one of the biggest Victorian scandals, the annulment for nonconsummation of the marriage of art critic John Ruskin, whose young ex then married Millais. His facility allowed him to become prolific and prosperous, but he had to alter his style from Pre-Raphaelite precisionism to a more painterly manner that makes his portraiture, especially, immediately evident as contemporary to that of Whistler. Forty colorplates appear here, with ample annotations on facing pages; they include the famous Pre-Raphaelite works,...


Time Present and Time past: The Art of John Everett Millais
Paul Barlow
0754632970
June 2005
Hardcover
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Countess
Gregory Murphy
0822217368
January 2000
Paperback
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Pre-Raphaelites
Christopher Wood
1841881163
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Chart the rise and legacy of the Pre-Raphaelites and see how this most admired British art movement was born. Dozens of reproductions attest to these painters’ scrupulous attention to natural details: more than 40 artists are represented, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Arthur Hughes, Edward Burne-Jones, John William Waterhouse, and Ford Maddox Brown.


The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites
Elizabeth Prettejohn
0691070571
October 2000
Hardcover
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From Booklist
As Prettejohn notes, so much has been written on those mid-nineteenth-century English art radicals, the Pre-Raphaelites, that some bookstores have separate sections to accommodate all the tomes about them. How could anything exciting remain to be said about them? Well, for many art lovers, what Prettejohn says will be pretty intriguing. She takes the extreme reactions to Pre-Raphaelite painting, then and now, seriously; looks again and more thoroughly at the meticulous realism, even lighting, clashing colors, and multiple foci in their paintings; and suggests a new story about the development of modern art, from Pre-Raphaelitism to symbolism to surrealism to pop art to postmodernism. If that doesn't pique art book readers' interest, perhaps Prettejohn's attention to the female Pre-Raphaelites, or her consideration of...


The Pre-Raphaelite Circle
Jan Marsh
1855143526
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Renowned for their bohemian lifestyle as much as for their art, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood brought notoriety to British painting in the nineteenth century. The Pre-Raphaelites set out to reform contemporary art, to make it "true to nature." Yet their greater achievement was to revolutionize the idea of how contemporary artists should live, look and behave. This book describes and illustrates the lives of the Pre-Raphaelites, revealing both their social relationships and artistic ideals. Born from the youthful enthusiasm of John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Brotherhood was founded as a semi-secret group committed to exposing the art of the Royal Academy as tired, trivial and "sloshy." Their pictures made an initial splash, inviting criticism as outlandish, ugly, crude and...

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