How can I bear it?
John Everett Millais
Wood engraving by the Dalziels
6¾ x 4¼ inches
Anthony Trollope,Orley Farm, Vol 2, facing p.240.
An illustration showing Lady Mason’s turmoil, with Mrs Orme looking on helplessly. This is the only design where Millais depicts a melodramatic play of emotion, an event made even more intense by contrasting it with his earlier images of feeling which is deeply contained.
Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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