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John Milton (1608–1674)

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A portrait painting depicting the head and neck of John Milton from a left-hand perspective. He is depicted blind and with shoulder-length hair, represented in a linear style suggestive of a relief carving. The head is framed within a compact wreath of entwined fruiting bay and oak from the lower right side, off which hangs an apple. Extending from the right to the left of the composition, behind the portrait, is a crested serpent seen against a dark background.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester

  • Date

    c.1800–1803

  • Medium

    tempera on canvas

  • Measurements

    40.1 x 90.9 cm

  • Accession number

    1885.3

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd, 1885

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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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