John Everett Millais, 1862 - The Ransom - fine art print

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Standing on the right, a kidnapper firmly grasps the arm of a young girl while an armored knight tries to hand over precious jewels. In this theatrical painting, John Everett Millais depicted a sixteenth-century scene of a father paying ransom for his two daughters.

The subject matter and technique are typical of the Pre-Raphaelite movement founded by Millais. Although he wanted to express a moral seriousness in his work, the drama is unconvincing: the figures are stiff and too large for the room they inhabit. The Ransom received criticism of this kind when it was exhibited, but no one could find fault with Millais's painting technique. The sharp, near-photographic rendering of objects, materials, and individuals display Millais's technical brilliance.

Millais's painting was a group effort of sorts. His mother made and designed the costumes, his friend Mr. Miller posed for the head of the knight and he drew the body from a gigantic railway guard named "Strong." The girls were painted from one model, Miss Helen Petrie, and Major McBean posed as one of the kidnappers. The artist, however, did not much care for the painting and referred to it as "the picture with the dreadful blue-and-white page in the corner."

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The Ransom is a painting by John Everett Millais in 1862. This artpiece forms part of the The J. Paul Getty Museum's digital collection in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. The modern art public domain artpiece is included with courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum.The creditline of the artpiece is: . Furthermore, alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format and has an image ratio of 1 : 1.2, which means that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The illustrator, painter John Everett Millais was a European artist, whose artistic style can primarily be attributed to Realism. The painter was born in the year 1829 in Southampton, Southampton, England, United Kingdom and passed away at the age of 67 in the year 1896 in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom.

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Artist details

Artist name: John Everett Millais
Also known as: Sir John Everett Millais P R A, J. Millais, Millais, Millais J.E., John Everett Millais, millais sir john e., Millais Sir John Everett, J. E. Millais, Millais John E., Millais Sir, Millais John Everett, Millais John Everett Sir, j.e. millais
Artist gender: male
Nationality: British
Jobs of the artist: painter, illustrator
Home country: the United Kingdom
Artist classification: modern artist
Art styles: Realism
Lifespan: 67 years
Born: 1829
Town of birth: Southampton, Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1896
Died in (place): London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Structured artwork details

Title of the artpiece: "The Ransom"
Classification of the artpiece: painting
Umbrella term: modern art
Period: 19th century
Created in the year: 1862
Age of artwork: over 150 years
Museum / collection: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Museum location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Web URL:
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Structured product details

Product type: fine art reproduction
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Production process: UV print / digital printing
Production: German production
Stock type: on demand production
Product use: home décor, wall decoration
Alignment of the artwork: portrait format
Image aspect ratio: 1 : 1.2 (length : width)
Aspect ratio meaning: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available product fabrics: metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Frame: no frame

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