A handsome large-format monograph on the career and major work of the most successful British painter of the Victorian era. Now in paperback, featuring 55 fine color reproductions. John Everett Millais (1829-96) was a child prodigy who entered ...
the Royal Academy at the unprecedented age of eleven; he later rose to prominence as one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. In the view of the illustrious writer John Ruskin, he was ``the most powerful of them all.'' He achieved fame and wealth as the painter of some of the era's most popular pictures; he was equally at home with historical, literary, and religious themes as well as landscapes, genre paintings, and society portraits. His private life was considered scandalous (he ran off with Ruskin's wife), yet he rose to the highest ranks of British society. This elegant monograph celebrates the life and work of the great Pre-Raphaelite master, presenting 55 color reproductions of his finest work. Russell Ash's many works on art include The Impressionists and Their Art and Toulouse Lautrec: The Complete Posters. 96 pp 7 1/2 x 10 55 color illustrations