London, South Kensington
9 September 1999
Charles Compton (1828-1884), after Sir John Everett Millais
My First Sermon
signed and dated 'C Compton 1866' (lower left)
oil on canvas
12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm.)
After the picture in the Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
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