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The Black Brunswicker

John Everett Millais (1829-1896)

1867

D.1937.16

Title The Black Brunswicker
Object type Drawing
Date 1867
Artist/maker John Everett Millais (1829-1896)
Support Paper
Medium Watercolour
Marks and
Inscriptions
signed : watercolour (red) : lower left : monogram : JM
Dimensions h:294 w:241 mm
Accession Lot Jesse Haworth (bequest, 1937)
Accession number D.1937.16

People's Choice: D.1937.16

A replica of his 1860 work of the same title, this picture depicts an imaginary incident on the night before Waterloo. A member of the Black Brunswicker regiment, which was to suffer heavy casualties in the battle, is restrained from leaving by his sweetheart.

People's Choice: D.1937.16

A replica of his 1860 work of the same title, this picture depicts an imaginary incident on the night before Waterloo. A member of the Black Brunswicker regiment, which was to suffer heavy casualties in the battle, is restrained from leaving by his sweetheart.

John Everett Millais (1829-1896)

One of the founder members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and one of the most famous of all Victorian artists. Elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1863, Millais became its President in 1896 shortly before his death; some of his paintings such as The Black Brunswicker, The Order of Release and Autumn Leaves are now regarded as icons of the Victorian era. He made a significant contribution to book illustration in the 1850s and 1860s.