My Second Sermon

My Second Sermon

Sir John Everett Millais Bt PRA (1829-96)


Oil on canvas

97 x 72cm

Guildhall Art Gallery (702)

Bequeathed by Charles Gassiot, 1902

Reproduced courtesy of the Corporation of London

This companion piece to My First Sermon might not have pleased the Archbishop of Canterbury quite as much as the earlier painting did, but he gamely resolved that he and his brethren in the church should profit by the lesson it imparted. [Commentary continues below. Click on the picture to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]

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