This beautiful antique print dates from 1897, is entitled 'Bubbles' and is housed in its original stunning giltwood frame.
The original was painted by John Everett Millais, and was given away with the 1897 Pears annual.
'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, he later became an Admiral.
To get round 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'.
In excellent condition. As an antique items, the print shows minor signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the picture displays beautifully.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 61 x Width 68 x Depth 9
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 0 inches x Width 2 feet, 3 inches x Depth 3 inches
Our reference: A1166
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