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Sir John Everett Millais, P.R.A.

Clarissa

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 GBP

Sir John Everett Millais, P.R.A.

Sir John Everett Millais, P.R.A.

Clarissa

Clarissa

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 GBP

Lot sold:

176,400

GBP

Sir John Everett Millais, P.R.A.

British

1829 - 1896

Clarissa


signed with monogram and dated 1887 lower left

oil on canvas

Unframed: 147 by 94cm., 58 by 37in.

Framed: 178 by 126cm., 70 by 49in.

The canvas has been strip-lined. There are two small patch repairs visible to the reverse. There is some localized craquelure to the face and neck but otherwise the painting appears to be in very good condition, clean and ready to hang.


UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

There are scattered retouchings along the left edge. There is a small area of retouching to the left upper sleeve, a small area to the lower right of her dress, a small line of retouching to the left edge of her cheek, a small spot of retouching to the left hand, to the lower left part of the skirt and to the edge of her right sleeve.


The painting is contained in an attractive moulded plaster frame. 


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Please note the amended condition report for this lot.
James Staats Forbes, his sale, Christie’s, London, 2 June 1916, lot 131, bought by ‘Duncan’
Christie’s, London, 15 June 1951, lot 86
Major Philip Gribble, his sale Sotheby’s, London, 7 July 1967, lot 114
Mrs Downie Sloan, her sale, Sotheby’s, London, 26 November 1985, lot 47
Private collection, UK; Sotheby’s, 5 June 1996, lot 119 where purchased by the present owner
Art Journal, 1895, p.87
M. H. Spielmann, Millais and his Works, 1898, pp.65, 148, 177, 179
J.G. Millais, The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, two volumes, 1899, volume II, pp.196, 484, 495
London, McLean’s Galleries, 1887
Edinburgh, Society of Scottish Artists, 1893, no.111
New Zealand, International Exhibition, 1906-7, no.139