Lilacs, 1885, Modern Art, Dublin
Son of well to do family from the isle of Jersey. Entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1840. At eleven his sketch called A Scene from "Peveril of the Peak" (1841) showed his promise. Quote page from Holman Hunt about M. Enjoyed support from his family.
1) The Pre-Raphaelites Inspiration from the Past, Terri Hardin, TODRI Book Publishers, New York, 1996.