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Vale of Rest — John Everett Millais

Friday, 20 April 2012


Click on the pic to make it bigger. Note the bone in the soil in this detail below. It is estimated that every grave in an English country churchyard has, over time, accommodated eight bodies. 



Millais also painted the picture below, giving us an insight into how they did things then.




One comment on “Vale of Rest — John Everett Millais

  1. Richard Rawlinson

    Saturday 21st April 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Millais’ Ophelia, lying repose in a pond, is seen the world over as a stunning painting. If he was alive now, would he have simply chucked a young woman’s corpse in some alkaline solution like today’s tiresome con-artists (con being short for confidence trickster, not conceptual)?

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