Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1898)

L'Enfant du Regiment
(The Random Shot) - 1855

Oil on Canvas laid on board
17 3/4 x 24 in (45.3 x 61 cm)
Yale Center for British Art
New Haven, Conn
Paul Mellon Collection

An extraordinary scene of a little French girl accidently wounded by a stray shot. She rests on an ancient knights tomb, draped in a French military uniform while the battle rages through the window.

The Artist: A child prodigy in art, John Everett Millais entered the Royal Academy Schools at age 11, and exhibited at the RA from age 17. He painted in the mannerist and realistic style . Beginning in the 1870's he created many portraits of British personalities. He paid strict attention to detail, composition and clarity. He became President of the Academy in 1896 the year of his death.

Other Work By the Artist:
The Black
LadyCherry Ripe

Links to the Artist:
Sir John Everett Millais - Bio
CJFA - John Everett Millais - Images

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