Millais, John E. (illus).
London. A&F Pears Ltd., 1897.
Chromolithograph, 28 x 19 1/4 inches on sheet 32 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches. Light soiling to margins, multiple short edge tears and creasing particularly at lower left and right margins (one soft crease intrudes into lower left corner of image area by 1/4 inch), a few specks of paper residue to print; richly colored chromolithograph itself in very good condition overall. Image shows slight glare from photography lights. The most famous example of fine art reproduced as a chromolithograph by Pears is this iconic image by Sir John Everett Millais. Originally used as an advertisement during the artist's lifetime (1829-1896), this print was issued the Christmas following his death as a commemoration. Item #39636