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John Everett Millais died #onthisday in 1896. From a young age, he showed a prodigious natural talent for drawing, and his parents groomed him to become an artist. He entered the Royal Academy at age eleven–the youngest student ever to be admitted. With his fellow student Dante Gabriel Rossetti and others, Millais formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of artists dissatisfied with the state of British art. In this painting the subject matter and technique are typical of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
The Ransom, 1860 – 1862, John Everett Millais. Oil on canvas.