Skip to main content

A Nightmare: P.15041-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


A Nightmare
Parody of John Everett Millais's painting 'A Dream of the Past: Sir Isumbras at the Ford'
Caricature of John Ruskin, J.E. Millais, William Holman Hunt and D.G. Rossetti


Printmaker: Sandys, Frederick
Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co




Charrington thought the verses were by Tom Taylor, editor of Punch.


History note: P&D Colnaghi & Co.; bt. Charrington [L.572], March 1934.

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934) by Charrington, John


19th Century
Production date: 05-04 AD 1857

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper

Techniques used in production


Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15041-R
Primary reference Number: 226640
Lugt: 572
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Tuesday 2 April 2019 Updated: Friday 7 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "A Nightmare" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-07-15 09:53:17

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=A Nightmare |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-07-15 09:53:17|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...