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SA589448

Bubbles After John Everett Millais Pears Print Portrait

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

Description

This beautiful rare and sought after ' original Pears ' antique print is Titled ''Bubbles ' and is housed in an original late Victorian gilded decorative frame.
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The subject was originally painted by the talented artist John Everett Millais, and was given away with the 1897 Pears annual. Its housed in a lovely giltwood frame which greatly enhances the appearance
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'Bubbles' was painted in 1885-6 and shows a boy blowing bubbles with a pipe and a bowl of soap suds. The boy was the artistís grandson, Willie James, aged about four.
The young boy grew up and in later life became an Admiral.
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To get around the problems of painting the bubbles, the artist had a glass sphere specially manufactured. Millais originally titled his painting 'A Childís World' but it was later changed to 'Bubbles'.
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These early full size prints on thick card are fairly rare to find as originals and today many modern copies are around reprinted in much smaller format.
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This is a genuine early example from around 1886 and bears the makers mark lower bottom right corner.
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Condition:
This print is in fair condition for 1886-1900 we'll preserved under glass with one or two scratches around Bubble and with some minor scuffs hardly noticeable.Looks respectable and ready to hang.
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Frame
The Victorian Frame looks very respectable after being regilded in the past and only has slight wear and a little distress / no losses.Recently remounted on new back board and reseated.
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Measurements Including Frame
Height 35.5 Inches ( 90 cm )
Width 26.5 Inches ( 68 cm )
Depth 2 Inches ( 5 cm )
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Delivery
Uk Mainland Add + £50 ( Including Packaging / Next Day Express Tracked & Recorded Delivery )
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OUOTE REF 0756
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.


Dimensions

Height = 90 cm (35.4")
Width = 68 cm (26.8")
Depth = 5 cm (2.0")


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Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art
East Midlands
United Kingdom
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