My Daily Art
Perhaps it was because he saw these children as not just playing adults but already assuming some of the gravity of being grown-ups. The artist’s paintings of children were greatly admired; and as one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in England, capturing elements of the innocence and pathos of childhood was a common theme in Victorian painting.
At the WAG, we exhibited Millais’s work next to George Agnew Reid’s “The Story” – pairing the three girls with the five boys, all of them at play. Maybe it was just kids wanting to be kids.
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