Lady Mason going before the Magistrates
John Everett Millais
Wood engraving by the Dalziels
6¾ x 4¼ inches
Anthony Trollope,Orley Farm, Vol 2, facing p.97.
The drama moves towards its climax as Lady Mason is summonsed to appear in court. As in earlier designs, Millais envelopes the character in a hatched darkness which suggests her state of mind. The contrast between the worried expressions of the male figures and the sorrowfulness of her expression further heightens the sense of impending doom.
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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