Princess Elizabeth in Prison at St James's

Sir John Everett Millais Bt PRA (1829-96)


Oil on canvas

H 144.7 x W 101.5 cm

Royal Holloway Picture Gallery, University of London

Accession number: THC0045

What does the viewer see? A pale and slender young girl is seated at a desk. Her gown is long and sable with lace at its sleeves and collar (a “piccadill” collar apparently, such as you can see in several portraits of John Milton). [Commentary continues below. Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]

Image reproduced by kind permission of the Picture Gallery; formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee.