Little Speedwell's Darling Blue

Little Speedwell's Darling Blue

Sir John Everett Millais Bt PRA (1829-96)


Oil on canvas

This late painting is a portrait of Millais's little granddaughter, Phyllis (see Millais II: 289 ), the sister of Willie James, the boy who had sat much earlier for the well-known painting, Bubbles. [Commentary continues below.]

  • The painting in its frame
  • Courtesy of the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral

    Photographs, caption and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the images to enlarge them, and mouse over the text for links.]