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John Everett Millais Leisure Hours

John Everett Millais Leisure Hours

 
 
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Leisure Hours is an 1864 oil painting by the English artist John Everett Millais. It is located at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and is sometimes compared to The Nut Gatherers by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. The subjects of the painting are Anne and Marion Pender, children of en:John Pender. The two goldfish are trapped in the fishbowl, drawing parallels to the two girls who are trapped in ornate dresses and in their house.[1][2]

John Everett Millais (1829 – 1896) British artist, one of the founders of the revolutionary "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood". Millais, a talented painter and awarded medals of the Royal Academy, together with like-minded people challenged traditional art and began to paint nature and people as they are in the open air. But despite such audacity, he received during his life all the possible and hitherto unseen honors available to an artist in England.

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1864
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Detroit Institute of Arts
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