The Young Mother
Date: 1857
Medium: Etching
Dimensions: plate: 20.5 x 16 cm (8 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.) sheet: 14 3/8 × 13 11/16 in. (36.5 × 34.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Dennis T. Lanigan Collection, 2007
Object Number: 2007-33
About: Of the original Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Millais was by far the most prolific printmaker. The Young Mother appeared as one of the last plates in a publication for the Art Union of London from 1857. The scene, set in the Scottish Highlands, depicts a young mother attending her baby. The subject had great personal resonance for Millais, whose first son by his new wife, Euphemia Ruskin, had been born only a few months previously.
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