Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Winnipeg Art Gallery Celebrates Afternoon Tea Party

Winnipeg — The Canadian Press
Published on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 5:50PM EDT

Last updated on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 5:51PM EDT

.A Manitoba family has donated a painting worth $2.75 million to The Winnipeg Art Gallery.

The 1889 oil on canvas, by 19th-century Englishman John Everett Millais, will be unveiled Sept. 22.

The painting is called “Afternoon Tea” and is an image of three young girls communing outdoors.

Millais is best known as one of the founders of the London-based Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, along with William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Gallery director Stephen Borys says the painting was donated by retired senator Douglas Everett and his family in memory of his wife, Patricia.

Afternoon Tea is part of a significant group of works Millais produced in the 1870s and 1880s that celebrate the subject of children.

source: The Canadian Press via The Globe and Mail. August 27,2010.
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