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HardCover. Pub Date :2012-08-27 Pages: 256 Language: English Publisher: Phaidon Press John Everett Millais (1829 - 1896) was one of the most significant English painters of the nineteenth century. successful and respected during his career. honoured as the first painter to be created a baronet. he remains. as recent exhibitions of his work have demonstrated. equally well known today. Whilst his substantial contributions are rarely. if ever. denied. in past art historical accounts of Millaiss long career there has been an unfortunate tendency to superficially distinguish between the early promise of his Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and the perceived commercial and traditionalist orientation of his later works. In this new study of the artists life and work Rosenfeld argues that such readings are far from accurate. demonstrating that the development of Millaiss art was at the f...

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