the martyr of the solway


John Everett Millais (1829–1896, England)


Millais was an English painter and illustrator, and founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His most famous and appreciated Pre-Raphaelite paintings come from the 1850s and became influential on later generations of painters both for their technique and aesthetic. Most of the paintings included here are later works in which he moved away from the earlier medievalist style he had cultivated, and instead moved towards a hybrid realistacademic technique focusing on portraiture and popular contemporary and sentimental scenes.