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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Millais and the Parables

Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829-1896
The Lost Sheep published 1864
from Illustrations to `The Parables of Our Lord', engraved by the Dalziel Brothers
Relief print on paper
image: 140 x 108 mm


Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829-1896
The Rich Man and Lazarus published 1864
from Illustrations to `The Parables of Our Lord', engraved by the Dalziel Brothers
Relief print on paper
image: 140 x 108 mm



For these powerful designs in The Parables, Millais broke with tradition and relocated the timeless texts into native, and sometimes even his beloved Scottish, settings.