The Highland Lassie
Date: 1854
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 8 1/2 × 6 3/4 in. (21.6 × 17.1 cm) frame: 14 x 12 in. (35.6 x 30.5 cm)
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Object Number: 1935-54
About: Millais painted this portrait of an unknown Scottish girl while on holiday in the Trossachs in the Highlands of Scotland. Millais’ extraordinary technical ability is readily apparent in the precise linear rendering of the figure’s hair and clothing, in contrast with the cool, smooth skin of her face. His close observation and detailed rendering of all aspects of the portrait are quintessentially Pre-Raphaelite.
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