"Leisure Hours" by John Everett Millais at E. G. Nick's 500 Forest Ave

Plymouth DIA Inside|Out Tour

"Leisure Hours" by John Everett Millais at E. G. Nick's 500 Forest Ave

Plymouth, Michigan 48170, United States

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Point of Interest Details

Leisure Hours

Date: 1864

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 35 x 46 1/2

Scene depicts upper-class English children during Victorian times.

Leisure Hours is an 1864 oil painting by the English artist John Everett Millais. It is located at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and is sometimes compared to The Nut Gatherers by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. The subjects of the painting are Anne and Marion Pender, children of en:John Pender. The two goldfish are trapped in the fishbowl, drawing parallels to the two girls who are trapped in ornate dresses and in their house. (Information courtesty of https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Everett_Millais_Leisure_Hours.JPG)

Is fishbowl for children's amusement, or is it a metaphor for us looking at them as if in a fishbowl?

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This point of interest is part of the tour: Plymouth DIA Inside|Out Tour


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