We are pleased to have acquired for sale a private collection of four paintings by one of the 20th Centuries leading exponents of sporting art. Raoul Millais 1900- 1999, a remarkable man from a remarkable family. His life spanned the entire 20th century. Raoul only ever had 4 one man shows in his long life; at The Fine Arts Society of 1928 and 1936 and the Tryon Gallery in 1973 and 1982.
Heredity had dealt Raoul a strong hand, his talents were handed down by his grandfather Sir John Millais, one of the founders of the pre-Raphaelite movement and his father John Guile Millais, naturalist, big game hunter, explorer, gardener and artist.
Raoul was a sportsman and a friend of the Royal family, his passion was sporting art at which he excelled. His works rarely come onto the market which makes this collection so special. These five paintings epitomize Raoul and all that he was renowned.