John Everett Millais, Spring (Apple Blossoms)

A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris in front of Sir John Everett Millais, Spring (Apple Blossoms),
1859, oil on canvas,113 x 176.3 cm (Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool)

Additional resources

Read about this painting on the Victorian Web

A video about this painting from the National Museums Liverpool

Paul Barlow, Time Present and Time Past: The Art of John Everett Millais (Routledge, 2005).

Malcolm Warner, “The Pre-Raphaelites and the National Gallery,” Huntington Library Quarterly 55, no. 1 (1992): pp. 1–11.

Leslie Parris, Pre-Raphaelite Papers (London: Tate Gallery, 1984).

T. J. Barringer, ‎Jason Rosenfeld, ‎Alison Smith, Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant Garde (Tate, 2012).

Smarthistory images for teaching and learning:
Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "John Everett Millais, Spring (Apple Blossoms)," in Smarthistory, January 10, 2023, accessed September 28, 2023,