bubbles pears print after john everett millais antique frame portrait print under glass

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


| $380 USD | €353 EUR

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This beautiful rare and sought after ' Original Pears ' antique print from the late Victorian Era has been preserved under glass and is Titled ''Bubbles '.
The portrait print backed onto heavy board is housed in an original late Victorian gilded wooden ornate frame and all sealed with two wooden supports verso.
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 artist’s 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 Child’s 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 markers inscription ‘ Pears ‘ in the bottom left corner.
This print is in fair condition for 1886-1900 being fairly we'll preserved under glass with one or two minor blemishes and with some wear to the frame but no losses.
Looks very 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.
Measurements Including Frame
Height : 32.25 Inches ( 82cm )
Width : 20.5 Inches. ( 52 cm )
Depth : 2.25 Inches. ( 6 cm )
Uk Mainland By Hand To Door Add £50
[ Cannot Be Sent By Post Due To Glass ]
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Internal Ref: CLC/022


Height = 82 cm (32")
Width = 52 cm (21")
Depth = 6 cm (3")

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