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Portrait of Fanny Lynn; head and shoulders of girl to front, with shoulder length hair. 1852
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Height: 215 millimetres
Width: 188 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Gere 1994
The names of the sitters are given in the departmental register of acquisitions, and were presumably taken from a label or inscription formerly on the frame or mount. Malcolm Warner suggests that they may have been daughters of the "Lynn" who in June 1852 made "a regular artist's shooting-stool, shutting up and portable" for Millais when he was at Hayes in Kent painting the background of 'The Proscribed Royalist' (J. G. Millais, i, p. 168). A third drawing of the group, of Fanny in profile to left, in a private collection, was 1912,1109.4 in the Millais Drawings Exh., 1979.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1968, BM&BL, Eric Millar Bequest, (BMQ XXXIII. ill.)
1979 Jul-Aug, Bolton Art Gallery, 'Millais', no. 17
1979 Aug-Sep, Brighton Art Gallery, 'Millais', no. 17
1979 Sep-Oct, Mapin AG, 'Millais', no. 17
1979 Oct-Nov, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, 'Millais', no. 17
1979 Nov-Dec, Cardiff, Nat Gall of Wales, 'Millais', no. 17
1994/5 Sep-Jan, BM, 'Pre-Raphaelite Drawings', no. 41
1999 Feb-Jun, London, National Portrait Gallery, 'Millais Portraits'
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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