'Love' (1862) -- Millais made this image for an illustrated edition of 'Poets of the Nineteenth Century', published by the Dalziel brothers in 1857. It illustrates the poem of the same name by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1798-9, which describes a lovers' midnight meeting. Favourite Artists, 1857, Pre Raphaelite Beautiful, Preraphaelite, Pen And Ink, John Everett Millais, 1862, Albert Museums, Couples
Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant Garde - Tate Britain. Portrait of a girl (Sophie Gray) by John Everett Millais
Emilie LeBreton (1853-1929) married the wealthy Edward Langtry & entered London society after a portrait by Frank Miles. She became actress Lillie Langtry, the mistress of Edward VII (Albert Edward) (1841-1910). He appeared publicly with her at the theater & introduced her to his mother Queen Victoria (1819-1901). The relationship ended when he couldn't afford her: "I've spent enough on you to build a battleship," he complained. "And you've spent enough in me," she replied, "to float one".