John Everett Millais, 'Happy Springtime'

John Everett Millais, 'Happy Springtime'

John Everett Millais (1829-1896)
'Happy Springtime'
Published by the Etching Club in A Selection of Etchings (1865)
1860
Etching
Musuem no.E.724-1905

The emotional appeal of the mother and child scene in this print looks forward to the popular paintings of Millais' later career. The Nest, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1887, depicts a similar scene and was much criticised for its sentimentality.