Meaning behind ‘Bubbles’

An interesting customer informed me that the painting of ‘Bubbles’ by Sir John Everett Millais, first exhibited in 1886, has hidden meanings.

The artist used his 5 year old grandson as the model, and the bubble he is looking at represents the beauty and fragility of life, whilst the fallen broken pot by his side represents death.

It was originally entitled ‘A Child’s World’ which is a little more serious than the Pears advertising name given to it of ‘Bubbles’.

There are many Pears prints in circulation, with some being incredibly old and costing hundreds of pounds, with others much more affordable and still providing joy in a room.

Pears Print of Bubbles

Pears Print of Bubbles

 

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