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The Baby-house

Artist:
Sir John Everett Millais (British, Southampton 1829–1896 London)
Date:
1872
Medium:
Etching and drypoint
Dimensions:
Image: 5 11/16 × 7 5/16 in. (14.5 × 18.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.544.30
Not on view
Two girls with long hair are dresses in pinafores over ruffled dresses and sit near a large dolls' house. The girl at left sits on a chair, the other at right on the floor and holds a doll. This print appears as no. 172 in "Original Printmaking in Britain," and plate 9 in "Etchings for the Art Union of London by the Etching Club" (1872).
Inscription: Signed in plate lower left: "J.E.Millais RA"; lower center: "The baby-house"; at right the artist's monogram
Vendor: Stanley Crowe
Goldman 49 (ii)
Kenneth M. Guichard British Etchers 1850-1940. Robin Garton, London, 1981, p. 51.

Paul Goldman Beyond Decoration: The Illustrations of John Everett Millais. London, 2005, Book Illustrations, 49 (ii), pp. 49, 178.

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