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I saw this striking portrait yesterday and it literally stopped me in my tracks. This is Millais’ ‘Portrait of a Girl’, his model is the 13 year old Sophy Gray who later became the artist’s sister-in-law after Millais’ scandalous marriage to Effie Gray. . What do you think of this painting? I found the tilt of her head fascinating, and Millais paints with such skill that there is a luminescence to her skin and a lustrous life in the rendering of her hair. . Sophy Gray’s story is tragic, she died young, probably of anorexia. The painting is showing now at the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition is incredible, highly recommend! . . . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #preraphaelite #preraphaelites #preraphaeliteart #preraphaelitebrotherhood #preraphaelitesisterhood #preraphaelitestyle #nationalportaitgallery #artexhibition #womeninart #womeninarts #womeninarthistory #womenshistory #artgallery #art #artist #artwork #painting #fineart #gallery #instaart #arte #millais #artgallery #art #artist #effiegray #littleartschool #webuildselfesteem

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