Tuesday, January 19, 2010

James Wyatt - an early patron of John Everett Millais

James Wyatt and his Granddaughter Mary

More paintings of the Wyatt family by Millais.

"John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was one of the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the first artistic link between Oxford and the Pre-Raphaelites. … Arriving in Oxford in 1846, Millais met his first patron, the art dealer and framer James Wyatt (1774-1853), who provided him with studio space in the High Street and commissioned portraits of himself and his family. Wyatt’s support gave Oxford an important place in Millais’s early Pre-Raphaelite work. The artist often painted in the open air using the landscape of Oxford, the woodlands of Botley and Shotover, in the backgrounds of his pictures."


  1. Wonderful...and Oxford...just as wonderful ;O) Thaaanks Cathy!

  2. My pleasure. :)
    All the best ... Aputsiaq