Published Oct. 20th 1879, by Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, Liverpool and Manchester__Copyright Registered.
Mixed method engraving on india laid paper, 780 x 580mm. 30¾ x 22¾".
Effie Deans is one of the central characters in The Heart of Midlothian, a novel by Sir Walter Scott, written in 1818. Effie had been imprisoned on a false charge, accused of having killed her illegitimate child. When an angry crowd stormed the goal, she had an opportunity to escape. But Effie decided to stay. Prison seemed a better prospect than a life of freedom with a tarnished reputation. A fine impression. Sir John Everett Millais (1829 - 1896) painter of history, genre, landscape, and portraits, and president of the Royal Academy. Printseller's Association blindstamp lower right.
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