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Print - The Parable of the Lost Piece of Silver
  • The Parable of the Lost Piece of Silver
    John Everett Millais, born 1829 - died 1896
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The Parable of the Lost Piece of Silver

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century-early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Everett Millais, born 1829 - died 1896 (artist)
    Brothers Dalziel (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood-engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Richard H. Bawden

  • Museum number:

    E.2834-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 147, box D

Physical description

Print showing a young woman bending slightly and holding a candle in her left hand; in her right hand she holds a broom. In the right background, seen through a window, is a half-moon in the night sky.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

late 19th century-early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

John Everett Millais, born 1829 - died 1896 (artist)
Brothers Dalziel (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Wood-engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Dalziel Sc.'
Signed

'JM'
Inscribed with monogram

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm, Width: 24.1 cm

Object history note

Two impressions of smaller wood-engravings of the same subject engraved by the Dalziel Brothers for an edition of ‘Parables of our Lord’, published in 1902, are in the Department of Prints and Drawings, E.283F-1893 and E.2452-1904.

Descriptive line

The Parable of the Lost Piece of Silver. Print showing a young woman bending slightly and holding a candle in her left hand. Wood-engraving by the Dalziel Brothers after John Everett Millais.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Wood-engraving

Subjects depicted

Candle; Broom; Moon; Woman

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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