Etching, platemark 180 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Crease top left; soiling and scuff marks.
Two girls in a field, one of whom chains together newly-picked flowers. Etching by Pre-Raphaeilite painter John Everett Millais (1829-96), who frequently returned to the theme of childhood in his popular etchings. This print was made in 1861, the year that Millais returned from Scotland to live in London (residing in Cromwell Place, South Kensington). This impression is a reissue of the plate dating to 1874/5 (the original 1861 publication line has been scratched out).
[Ref: 35880] £160.00