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1898 sea fauna I ocean scene original antique sea life print
Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 'The Order of Release 1746' 1852-3. Bonnie Prince Charlie (1720-1788) was defeated by the Hanoverians at Culloden on 16 April 1746 and many of his supporters were imprisoned. The subject of this picture is the release of one of these Jacobite rebels from prison. Millais appears to have invented the incident, but may also have been inspired by the novels of Sir Walter Scott. Millais served in The Artists Rifles.