View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829–1896
- Wood engraving on paper
- Image: 140 x 108 mm
- Presented by Gilbert Dalziel 1924
In this remarkable image, Millais illustrates the parable from Luke’s gospel in which a poor man is sent to request three loaves of bread from a stranger. His persistence is rewarded, as the story describes: ‘And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you’. The parable illustrates the need for persistence or perseverance in prayer.
Gallery label, November 2004
- religion and belief(8,362)