Millais' British Surface feeding Ducks (1902, folio); and the Hon.
A mile south of Dunkeld, on the left bank of the Tay, is the village of Birnam (pop. 389), where Sir John Everett Millais, the painter, made his summer residence.
At this time the works of the Pre-Raphaelites almost absorbed public interest in art - it was the year of Holman Hunt's "Light of the World," and the "Rescue," by Millais.
He also met Thackeray, who wrote from Rome to the young Millais: "Here is a versatile young dog, who will run you close for the presidentship one of these days."
In 1858 he visited London and made the acquaintance of the leading Pre-Raphaelites - Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Millais.