- Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829–1896
- Oil paint on canvas
- Unconfirmed: 1397 x 1880 mm
- Lent from a private collection 1995
On long term loan
When he was in his forties, Millais started to paint pure landscapes, developing the ‘impressionist’ manner of Constable and Turner into a distinct personal idiom. His landscapes differ in style and content to his earlier Pre-Raphaelite work, being atmospheric and poetic rather than narrative. Millais’s friend and fellow painter, William Blake Richmond, wrote ‘Even in his landscapes I think I can always detect a kind of human sentiment pervading, a mood of Nature akin to a human mood which prompted them’.
Gallery label, November 2016
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