The things you needed to do as a rich kid. Nina, Daughter

The things you needed to do as a rich kid. Nina, Daughter

8/5/2021, 6:00:43 PM
The things you needed to do as a rich kid. Nina, Daughter of Frederick Lehmann, Esq. (1869) was painted by the British artist John Everett Millais (1829-1896). You may be familiar with John Everett Millais as a Pre-Raphaelite artist, known for his works full of symbolism and literary references. But Millais was also a gifted painter of child portraits, specialized in capturing the character and outlook of his younger sitters. The girl depicted here, Nina, was the daughter of the wealthy Frederick Lehmann, a businessman and politician. And while this child portrait does not contain any symbolism, the different elements do convey the wealth and taste of the Lehmann family. Nina is seated on top of an Asian blue-jade-green earthenware pot. Asian and Oriental items were trendy among the rich back in the day, and a good way to show off your wealth within the upper class. In her hands, Nina holds a red camellia, and flower only found in Asia, and the two Eurasian doves balancing the composition are another reference to their sophistication. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #Millais #Portrait #ChildPortrait #Lehmann #Asian #Camelia #Camellia #BritishArt #BritishPainter #BritishArtist

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