Pharaoh’s Handmaidens by John Collier

Pharaoh's Handmaidens

Title: Pharaoh’s Handmaidens
Date: 1883
Movement: Pre-Raphaelite
Artist: The Honourable John Maler Collier
1850 – 1934


John Maler Collier was a leading artist and author. He was one of the m0st noted portrait painters of his time. From 1875 he studied at the Munich Academy. Both his marriages were to the daughters of Thomas Huxley, President of the Royal Society. His first wife died in Paris after the birth of their only daughter. Two years later he married her sister and they had a son and daughter. Their son, Sir Laurence Collier, went on to become the British Ambassador to Norway.

The Pharaoh’s Handmaidens is an oil on canvas painting. It is currently housed in a private collection.

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