How to use Millais in a sentence
A mile south of Dunkeld, on the left bank of the Tay, is the village of Birnam (pop. 389), where Sir John Everett Millais, the painter, made his summer residence.
At this time the works of the Pre-Raphaelites almost absorbed public interest in art - it was the year of Holman Hunt's "Light of the World," and the "Rescue," by Millais.
In 1858 he visited London and made the acquaintance of the leading Pre-Raphaelites - Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Millais.
Another statue, "The Sluggard," of equal merit, was exhibited in 1886; and a charming statuette of a nude figure of a girl looking over her shoulder at a frog, called "Needless Alarms," was completed in the same year, and presented by the artist to Sir John Millais in acknowledgment of the gift by the latter of his picture, "Shelling Peas."
No particulars of their life have been made public. In 1854 his wife left him, obtained a nullification of the marriage under Scots law, and ultimately became the wife of John Everett Millais.Advertisement
He was a pall-bearer at his funeral on the 28th of May, as he had previously been at the burials of Tennyson and Millais.
Nevertheless, Sir Everett Millais, a recognized authority, has boldly asserted that after nearly thirty years' experience, during which he made all sorts of experiments, he had never seen a case of telegony.
Recent experiments support Millais's conclusion.
His portrait by Ouless is at the Birmingham Oratory, and his portrait by Millais is in the possession of the duke of Norfolk, a replica being at the London Oratory.
She was apprised of the death of Sir John Millais last evening, and she telegraphed her condolence.Advertisement