Happy Spring Time (plate 1, A Selection of Etchings by the Etching Club)

Artist:
Sir John Everett Millais (British, Southampton 1829–1896 London)
Publisher:
The Etching Club (London)
Sitter:
Possibly represents Effie Millais (British, 1828–1897)
Date:
1865
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Image: 5 1/8 × 3 9/16 in. (13 × 9 cm)
Sheet: 9 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (24.1 × 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.2826
Not on view
This image of a woman lifting a child to look at a bird's nest may have been modeled by the artist's wife Effie and their eldest daughter Effie Gray Millais (1858-1911).
Inscription: Signed in plate lower right with monogram and dated 1860
Goldman 33
Rodney K. Engen Pre-Raphaelite Prints: The Graphic Art of Millais, Holman Hunt, Rossetti and their Followers. Lund Humphries, 1995, fig. no. 19, p. 33, ill.

Gregory R. Suriano The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators: The Published Graphic Art of the English Pre-Raphaelites and Their Associates. Oak Knoll Press, 2000, pp. 138, 162.

Paul Goldman Beyond Decoration: The Illustrations of John Everett Millais. London, 2005, Book Illustrations, 33, pp. 46, 170, ill.