Thursday, February 28, 2013

The War Is Over

Order of release 1746 (1853) by the English painterJohn Everett Millais (1829–1896). Millais depicts here the wife of a rebel Scottish soldier arriving with an order of release for her husband who has been imprisoned after the Jacobite rising of 1745. Finally the war is over. It's kind of typical for Millais that heroism is much more with the civilians, the non-combatants.

1 comment:

  1. Great painting that squished a lot of action in a closely focused space. And it is very interesting that in 1853, Millais chose the now long distant Jacobite Rising as his topic!

    Go Ellie! She looked like a tough woman.