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Sleeping girl

From late June, visitors will have the rare opportunity to see in the Museum the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais's (b.1829 - d.1896) enchanting painting of his daughter Carrie, asleep, generously on loan from a private collection. Rapturously received by critics when shown at the Royal Academy in 1867, the painting was admired as much for its superb painting of fabrics, textures and naturalistic detail as for its tender representation of childhood.

The painting will hang in Gallery 4 for three months, from the end of June.


Image: John Everett Millais, Sleeping (detail). From a private collection.