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Pen and Ink - The Vale of Rest - Finished Study

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P650
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1858 - 1858

Maker Information

Artist:John Everett Millais - View biography for John Everett Millais


Apparently a detailed preparatory study for the large oil painting dated 1858 and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1859 (now in the Tate Gallery, London). Millais had conceived the subject some years earlier, making specific reference to the Scottish superstition that a coffin-shaped cloud at sunset presages death.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pen and brush ink, touched with white, on paper.
Material(s):Indian ink


Height:175 mm
Width:287 mm