After Sir John Everett Millais (British, Southampton 1829–1896 London)
Kendall Bank Note Company (New York, NY)
Mixed method engraving
Image: 14 11/16 x 18 5/8 in. (37.3 x 47.3 cm)
Plate: 24 1/4 x 18 in. (61.6 x 45.7 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1963
Not on view
A contemplative woman stands near an open letter, holding a small picture behind her back. The print reproduces a painting that Millais exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 1871 (no.1055) (Yale University Art Gallery), where the subject's black gown indicates that she is in mourning. It was first published in London by Thomas Agnew & Sons in 1873, and this later variation issued a few years later in New York by the Kendall Bank Note Company.