John Everett Millais Paintings
Lorenzo and Isabella, 1849
40.51 x 56.26 inches [102.9 x 142.9 cm]
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Among the notorious Victorian artists who called themselves Pre-Raphaelites, the most renowned was John Everett Millais. A fascinating, wonderfully diverse individual, Millais knew nearly "everybody who was anybody." Well-honored by his peers, he was, for forty years, Britain's most popular artist. The350 paintings Millais produced displayed their creator's remarkable versatility: Millais was a master of historical, mythological, Biblical, and literary subjects as well as landscapes and portraits.