Sir John Everett Millais, 'My Second Sermon'

Sir John Everett Millais, 'My Second Sermon'

Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896)
'My Second Sermon'
1864
Watercolour, based on an oil original.
Museum no. 399-1901

This subject followed on the phenomenal success of Millais' painting My First Sermon, exhibited in 1863. One critic noted: 'Everybody is rejoiced to recognise, sitting in the same place as last year, the little girl, now dear to many a heart, who then was listening…in rapt attention.' The image was widely reproduced as a print.