Self Portrait (1889)
Oil On Canvas
Little is recorded about Milly Childers. She first exhibited a single painting at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1890.
Her portrait of her father, Hugh Culling Eardley Childers (1827-96), who was MP for Pontefract (1860-85), Chancellor of the Exchequer (1882-5) and Home Secretary in Gladstone's cabinet (1886), is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.
Once her father had retired, Childers travelled with him in England and France, producing landscapes and church interiors in an Impressionist style. She worked as a copyist and restorer for Lord Halifax at his house at Temple Newsam, Leeds.
Article By: Dave Roberts.
First Published: 2007.
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