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Bubbles Original Pears Print After John Everett Millais Antique Frame Portrait Under Glass


£325 | $433 USD | €368 EUR
Item Number: SA650870
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Historic Antique Paintings
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This beautiful rare and sought after ' Original Pears ' antique print Preserved Under Glass is Titled ''Bubbles ' and is housed in an original late Victorian gilded wooden ribbed frame with gilt slip and all sealed.
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
'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.
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'.
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.
This is a genuine early example from around 1886 and bears the makers mark lower bottom right corner.
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.
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.
Measurements Including Frame
Height : 36.75 Inches ( 93 cm )
Width : 27.5 Inches ( 70 cm )
Depth : 1 Inches ( 2.5 cm )
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Internal Ref: CLC/012


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Height = 93 cm (36.6")
Width = 70 cm (27.6")
Depth = 2.5 cm (1.0")

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