About the painting
Paper size: 7 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
Pencil drawing, signed
A sketch for the picture, with which Millais aged 17 gained the Gold Medal at the Royal Academy Schools in 1847, in a competition to illustrate the title, “The young men of the destroyed tribe of Benjamin seizing their destined brides in the vineyards – Judges 21”. The picture itself has not been traced. J. G. Millais (The Life and Letters of Sir F. E. Millais, I, p.23) reproduces a finished study. On the verso are three humorous pencil sketches, “Frederick the Great revelling st Widford”, “The Quintet”, and “The Beau”.
Exhibited : Fine Art Society and Royal Academy
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