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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sermons

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA (June 8, 1829 – August 13, 1896)
My First Sermon 1863
Oil on Canvas
92cms x 71cms
Guildhall Art Gallery, London




Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA (June 8, 1829 – August 13, 1896)
My Second Sermon 1864
Oil on canvas
97cms x 74cms
Guildhall Art Gallery, London



The little girl was Millais’ five year old daughter Effie

She is sitting in one of the old high-backed pews in All Saints Church, Kingston-on-Thames, which Millais hurried to paint in December 1862 shortly before they moved from there.

Lewis Carroll mentioned the first painting in his diary, in an entry describing a visit to Millais.

It is thought that Sir John Tenniel`s drawing of Alice (of Alice in Wonderland) is a composition of ‘My First Sermon’ and ‘My Second Sermon’.