Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art
Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art is located in Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Pears Print "Bubbles" After John Everett Millais
REF: 0756 / LA74887
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This beautiful rare and sought after ' original Pears ' antique print is Titled ''Bubbles" and is housed in an original late Victorian gilded decorative frame. The subject was originally painted by the talented artist John Everett Millais, and was given away with the 1897 Pears annual. Its housed in a lovely giltwood frame which greatly enhances the appearance 'Bubbles' was painted in 1885-6 and shows a boy blowing bubbles with a pipe and a bowl of soap suds. The boy was the artist’s grandson, Willie James, aged about four. The young boy grew up and in later life became an Admiral. To get around the problems of painting the bubbles, the artist had a glass sphere specially manufactured. Millais originally titled his painting 'A Child’s World' but it was later changed to 'Bubbles'. These early full size prints on thick card are fairly rare to find as originals and today many modern copies are around reprinted in much smaller format. This is a genuine early example from around 1886 and bears the makers mark lower bottom right corner. Frame:- The Victorian Frame looks very respectable after being regilded in the past and only has slight wear and a little distress / no losses.Recently remounted on new back board and reseated.
Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art has clarified that the Pears Print "Bubbles" After John Everett Millais (LA74887) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1886
This print is in fair condition for 1886-1900 we'll preserved under glass with just one fine scratch and minor scuffs hardly noticeable.Looks great and very respectable ready to hang.
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This Pears Print "Bubbles" After John Everett Millais is located in Leicestershire, United Kingdom