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Euphemia ('Effie') Chalmers, née Gray, Lady Millais

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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The portrait was commissioned by Ruskin's father and the artist was given £20 in wine for it. After it had been shown at the Academy in 1851, Effie wrote to her mother: '...it is the most lovely piece of oil painting but much prettier than me. I look like a graceful Doll but John and his father are delighted with it'. She is wearing a gold and enamel bracelet brought for her by Ruskin in Geneva when they were on their way to Venice in 1849.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London

Title

Euphemia ('Effie') Chalmers, née Gray, Lady Millais

Date

1851

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 81 x W 53 cm

Accession number

5160

Acquisition method

Given by Dr D. M. McDonald, 1977

Work type

Painting

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