The White Cockade
Date: 1862
Medium: Oil on panel
Dimensions: 23 1/4 × 17 in. (59.1 × 43.2 cm) frame: 31 3/4 × 25 5/8 in. (80.6 × 65.1 cm)
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Object Number: 1935-14
About: The Pre-Raphaelites’ love for history extended beyond the Medieval Period. Scottish history was made popular during the Victorian era through the novels of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). Millais was particularly attracted to the romantic period of Scottish history during which the Jacobites attempted to restore the Stuarts to the Scottish throne. The central figure, in mock 18th-century dress, sews a cockade (a knot of ribbons) onto a tricorn hat, signifying the wearer’s loyalty to the Stuarts.
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