After Sir John Everett Millais, 'Bubbles'

After Sir John Everett Millais, 'Bubbles'

After Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896)
'Bubbles'
1886
Cromolithograph
Museum no. E.1660-1931
Given by Messrs A. & F. Pears

Millais' paintings of children were some of the most reproduced images of the 19th century. A. & F. Pears produced this print to advertise soap. The fact that both subject matter and artist were popular with middle class viewers lent kudos and respectability to the product.