No Surrender

No Surrender

John Everett Millais

Wood engraving by the Dalziels

6¾ x 4¼ inches

Anthony Trollope,Orley Farm, Vol 2, facing p.172.

Millais’s gestural language becomes more extreme as the drama mounts. This illustration, showing Sir Peregrine and his grandson, is not directly related to the main event but typifies the increasing sense of febrile difficulty. It also exemplifies Millais’s capacity to animate the bourgeois interior, placing his figures in unusual compositions which involve awkward turns of the body and head.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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