Hearts are Trumps  1872

by John Everett Millais

In its style, which recalls the works of the eighteenth-century painter Sir Joshua Reynolds, and in its flattering depiction of the fashionable sitters, this picture expresses a gentle and nostalgic vision of family life. Elizabeth, Diana and Mary, daughters of Walter Armstrong of Scotland and London, were in their twenties when Millais painted them. Mary holds most of the...
1657 x 2197 mm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Tate Britain (Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND (3.0 Unported))