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Cimon and Iphigenia: PD.39-2007

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Cimon and Iphigenia


Millais, John Everett


Cimon, the brute, sees the beautiful Iphigenia asleep and vows to become worthy of her.


History note: Lord Lawrence of Kingsgate; Paul Oppé; Denys Oppé; John Oppé

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007) by Oppé, John


1847 - 1848

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Components of the work

Wood Height 31.6 cm Width 41.3 cm

Materials used in production

Wood Oil

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Letter in Millais' s handwriting

  • Text: 19 Decr 1881 / Mr Millais remembers / ... [covered up by label] / [pa] inted such ... / a sketch / ... but he does / not know what had / become of either
  • Location: Verso, on a letter stuck to the frame
  • Method of creation: Pen and brown ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.39-2007
Primary reference Number: 140716
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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