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Christ in the House of His Parents (The Carpenter’s Shop)Christ in the House of His Parents (The Carpenter’s Shop)
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  • This painting was first publicly presented at Royal Academy. Millais' unidealized figures, to many critics, appeared too life-like. The result was an accusation from the editor of House -hold Words, Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870), that the painting was blasphemous. He accused Millais of depicting Jesus as a "hideous, wry-necked, blubbering, red -haired boy in a night-gown" (Parris, 1984). Despite the repercussions of the author's words, Millai's later become close friends with Dickens.

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