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Watercolour - Thackeray's Barry Lyndon - Barry Lyndon's first Love

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P657
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1878 - 1879

Maker Information

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


The high degree of finish of this drawing suggests that it was the final one approved by the artist to be engraved. It appears in William Thackeray's 'The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon'. The scene depicts a moment shared between Barry Lyndon and Honoria (Nora) Brady. Nora accidently cuts her arm, causing it to bleed. Barry is shown bandaging her.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pen and ink on paper.
Material(s):Indian ink

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Height:233 mm
Width:170 mm