Sale 6747, Lot 12
Sir John Everett Millais, Bt., P.R.A. (1829-1896)
For the Squire
Signed with monogram and dated '1882'
Oil on canvas
34 x 25 1/2 in. (86.4 x 64.7 cm.)
The Forbes Collection of Victorian Pictures
& Works of Art
8 King Street, St. James's, London
The largest and finest private collection of Victorian art to come to auction in modern times comprises a variety of works by the most revered names in Victorian art, including Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones, Dicksee, Frith, Holman Hunt, Landseer, Leighton, Millais, Tissot and Waterhouse.
Among the numerous outstanding works are John Martin's Pandemonium; Sir Edwin Henry Landseer's 'Scene in Chillingham Park: Portrait of Lord Ossulston' or 'Death of the Wild Bull'; John Phillip's Early Career of Murillo; Dicksee's Chivalry; and W.H. Deverell's masterpiece, Twelfth Night.
The Collection, one of the most remarkable expressions of the revival of interest in Victorian art in the later 20th century, was the creation of Christopher Forbes, a member of the well-known American publishing family. Consisting of over 350 works of paintings, watercolors, drawings and sculpture, the collection had been on display at Old Battersea House in London overlooking the Thames.
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