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.
Reproduced courtesy of the Corporation of London