Millais, John Everett, 1829-1896
- Existence: 1829-06-08 - 1896-08-13
John Everett Millais (1829-1896), English painter and illustrator; a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:
This collection includes letters sent by John Everett Millais and Frederic Leighton to Philip Hermogenes Calderon from 1886 to 1896.
"Dear Mr Scott, Size of picture 7 ft 5 1/2 inches ꝉ 5 ft 9 inches. If you send for it Monday week it will be ready. Yours truly J.E. Millais."
"Dear Mr. Scott, The bearer will deliver to you for Exhibition "The Knight Errant." Yours truly, J.E. Millais, 25 April 1871."
Millais has been confined to his bed with a cold and has not been able to send Redgrave his etching in time for Tuesday evening. Millais is certain it will be done on Wednesday or Thursday. Millais writes that one etching was spoiled during the biting process and another was not "sufficiently bitten" so that he had to work on it in dry point. In a postscript, Millais thanks Redgrave for sending another plate and thanks the etching club for their patience.
"Dear Sir, I have sent away the Etching this afternoon & hope it will arrive to you[?] safe. There is with it a proof, but I think it might be bitten[?] as the child's head is a little faint. I am sorry that it was not on time for tonight - but I am but a novice at Etching & I could work away til Doomsday at it. Ever yours, J.E. Millais.. 8 January 1861, Perth. Could you get an Etching soon for yourself[?] as I have now but what I need[?]"
"Dear Redgrave, I am engaged on Tuesday so I cannot attend the meeting - will you kindly explain t.y. Brother. I shall be delighted to receive[?] the members next month. Yours truly J.E. Millais."
"Dear Redgrave, I have had an engagement to dine with […] sometime & I can't promise to come but I will stop in if I can. Yours truly J.E. Millais."
"Dear Redgrave, Tuesday the 10th will suit me perfectly - I will expect[?] the club. Yours truly J.E. Millais."
Expresses appreciation for a note from Calderon praising his work. Talks about his anxiety about exhibiting work, his relief that it has been a success.
Sent to Calderon at Tentworth, Stedham, Midhurst. Congratulates him on being elected the new Keeper of the Royal Academy. Hopes that he will not let his duties prevent him from creating more art. Millais is departing for Scotland for a vacation.
Addressed from Bowerswell, Perth. Concerning the "Life School," Millais says that he is "out of the mode" but does not want to shirk his duty in teaching. Describes recent painting out of doors under a wooden roof. Urges Calderon not to forget his own painting while he serves as Keeper of the Academy.
Written on black-bordered mourning stationery. Says that Calderon's last letter has been a comfort to him. Millais has promised to take the Chair (of the Academy?) for "our dear friend" (most likely Frederic Leighton, who had had to travel due to serious health problems). Says that he has been quite upset, and shocked over the news of the friend's illness, not having known how serious it was.