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Artist
Sir John Everett Millais, Bt (1829‑1896)Title
The Order of Release 1746Date
1852-3Medium
Oil paint on canvasDimensions
support: 1029 x 737 mm frame: 1505 x 1210 x 125 mmCollection
TateAcquisition
Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1898

Summary

"Bonnie Prince Charlie (1720-1788) was defeated by the English at Culloden on 16 April 1746 and many of his supporters were imprisoned. The subject of this picture is the release of one of these Jacobite rebels from prison. Millais appears to have invented the incident, but may also have been inspired by the novels of Sir Walter Scott, which provided a wealth material for artists and illustrators in the second half of the 19th Century. The rebel’s wife, supporting their small child and comforting her exhausted, wounded husband, hands an order of release to the gaoler. The expression on her face is inscrutable. She appears strangely detached from the action, and the suggestion is that she may have been forced to sacrifice her virtue in order to save her husband. The picture’s original title was The Ransom and early sketches reveal that Millais originally showed a purse of money being handed over. However, in the finished work he substitutes the order of release which gives the painting its current title. The signature on the document is clearly visible as that of Sir Hilgrove Turner, who encouraged Millais’s artistic talent from an early age.

Following the Pre-Raphaelite credo of truth to nature, Millais painted the picture in intricate detail and went to great pains to make the scene authentic. For the tartans he consulted Robert McIan’s Highland Clans. The Jacobite wears the Gordon tartan and the little girl the Drummond, presumably the mother’s clan. The only indication of a setting is provided by the prison door. The faded primroses which have fallen from the child’s hands indicate the time of year, and also symbolise her youth. Millais used a professional model called Westall for the father and his future wife, Effie Ruskin (with her hair darkened) for the woman. He had tremendous problems with the child, who, according to Millais, ‘seemed so obstinate that she would not do anything I wanted, and when forced, by Westall’s superior strength, squalled and foamed at the mouth’(quoted in Parris, p.108).

Millais sold the picture to the lawyer Joseph Arden for £400. When it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1853 it proved so popular that a policeman had to be installed in front of the picture to move the spectators on. The Illustrated London News reported that Millais had attracted ‘a larger crowd of admirers in his little corner…than all the Academicians put together’ (7 May 1853).”

Further reading:
Leslie Parris (ed.), The Pre-Raphaelites, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1984; reprinted 1994, pp.108-10, reproduced p.109, in colour.
Elizabeth Prettejohn, The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites, London 2000, p.238, reproduced p.238, in colour.

Frances Fowle
December 2000


    Artist

    Sir John Everett Millais, Bt (1829‑1896)
    Title
    The Order of Release 1746
    Date
    1852-3
    Medium
    Oil paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    support: 1029 x 737 mm frame: 1505 x 1210 x 125 mm
    Collection
    Tate
    Acquisition
    Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1898

    Summary

    "Bonnie Prince Charlie (1720-1788) was defeated by the English at Culloden on 16 April 1746 and many of his supporters were imprisoned. The subject of this picture is the release of one of these Jacobite rebels from prison. Millais appears to have invented the incident, but may also have been inspired by the novels of Sir Walter Scott, which provided a wealth material for artists and illustrators in the second half of the 19th Century. The rebel’s wife, supporting their small child and comforting her exhausted, wounded husband, hands an order of release to the gaoler. The expression on her face is inscrutable. She appears strangely detached from the action, and the suggestion is that she may have been forced to sacrifice her virtue in order to save her husband. The picture’s original title was The Ransom and early sketches reveal that Millais originally showed a purse of money being handed over. However, in the finished work he substitutes the order of release which gives the painting its current title. The signature on the document is clearly visible as that of Sir Hilgrove Turner, who encouraged Millais’s artistic talent from an early age.

    Following the Pre-Raphaelite credo of truth to nature, Millais painted the picture in intricate detail and went to great pains to make the scene authentic. For the tartans he consulted Robert McIan’s Highland Clans. The Jacobite wears the Gordon tartan and the little girl the Drummond, presumably the mother’s clan. The only indication of a setting is provided by the prison door. The faded primroses which have fallen from the child’s hands indicate the time of year, and also symbolise her youth. Millais used a professional model called Westall for the father and his future wife, Effie Ruskin (with her hair darkened) for the woman. He had tremendous problems with the child, who, according to Millais, ‘seemed so obstinate that she would not do anything I wanted, and when forced, by Westall’s superior strength, squalled and foamed at the mouth’(quoted in Parris, p.108).

    Millais sold the picture to the lawyer Joseph Arden for £400. When it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1853 it proved so popular that a policeman had to be installed in front of the picture to move the spectators on. The Illustrated London News reported that Millais had attracted ‘a larger crowd of admirers in his little corner…than all the Academicians put together’ (7 May 1853).”

    Further reading:
    Leslie Parris (ed.), The Pre-Raphaelites, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1984; reprinted 1994, pp.108-10, reproduced p.109, in colour.
    Elizabeth Prettejohn, The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites, London 2000, p.238, reproduced p.238, in colour.

    Frances Fowle
    December 2000

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Postcard: “Year Of The Three Kings”, 1936Postcard with the photos of George V, Edward VIII and George VI, the three Kings of England who each ruled in 1936. Dates included.
Credit to Galt Museum & Archives.

    fyeah-history:

    Postcard: “Year Of The Three Kings”, 1936
    Postcard with the photos of George V, Edward VIII and George VI, the three Kings of England who each ruled in 1936. Dates included.

    Credit to Galt Museum & Archives.

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    wwiphotos:

    Page 17 of 105

    Look at these handsome dudes. Seriously: handsome. Also seriously young. They’re practically teenagers, a pretty scary part of the first world war.

    From Walter Koessler 1914-1918: The personal photo journal of a German officer in World War I

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    samwanda:

silentsandbeyond:

John Wayne. Publicity shot for Flying Tigers, directed by David Miller. (Republic Pictures, 1942)

♥ ♥ ♥

    samwanda:

    silentsandbeyond:

    John Wayne.
    Publicity shot for Flying Tigers, directed by David Miller. (Republic Pictures, 1942)

    ♥ ♥ ♥

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Christopher Meloni in "Man of Steel" (2013), dir. Zack Snyder

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    Christopher Meloni in "Man of Steel" (2013), dir. Zack Snyder

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Officer in The Chevalier Guard Regiment of the Russian Imperial Army

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    Officer in The Chevalier Guard Regiment of the Russian Imperial Army

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Comedian Joe E. Brown drives a bargain with a Chinese street merchant as American soldiers and Chinese youngsters look on, during his tour of China, Jan. 10, 1944.  (AP Photo)

    greatestgeneration:

    Comedian Joe E. Brown drives a bargain with a Chinese street merchant as American soldiers and Chinese youngsters look on, during his tour of China, Jan. 10, 1944.  (AP Photo)

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    lapetitecole:

Midnight On a New York Subway, Bound for Harlem, 1956
Henri Cartier-Bresson

    lapetitecole:

    Midnight On a New York Subway, Bound for Harlem, 1956

    Henri Cartier-Bresson

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    tea-with-theo:

More favourite Anton Walbrook photos, 4/?
Source: tea-with-theo

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    Artist
Larry Rivers (1923‑2002)Title
40th Regiment
From Boston MassacreDate
1970Medium
Screenprint on paperDimensions
unconfirmed: 490 x 711 mmCollection
TateAcquisition
Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975

    Artist
    Larry Rivers (1923‑2002)
    Title
    40th Regiment
    From Boston Massacre
    Date
    1970
    Medium
    Screenprint on paper
    Dimensions
    unconfirmed: 490 x 711 mm
    Collection
    Tate
    Acquisition
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975

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    lostsplendor:

Hussar Uniform, England, 1870s. Private Collection. Another because why not.

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    Hussar Uniform, England, 1870s. Private Collection.
    Another because why not.

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A soldier carries the head of an Adolf Hitler statue.

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    napoleondidthat:

That time Napoleon was bummed because he missed his flight out of St. Helena.

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