My First Sermon

My First Sermon

Sir John Everett Millais Bt PRA (1829-96)


Oil on canvas

92 x 77cm

Guildhall Art Gallery (701)

Bequeathed by Charles Gassiot, 1902

This painting, together with the one Millais painted of the same child's second sermon, was one of his most admired. Click on the picture to enlarge it; commentary continues below.

Related Material

  • My Second Sermon
  • Illustration of All Saints Church at Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey (where the picture was painted)
  • Ideas of Childhood in Victorian Children's Fiction: The Child as Innocent
  • Reproduced courtesy of the Corporation of London