1851 Euphemia Effie Chalmers, née Gray, Lady Millais by Thomas Richmond (National Portrait Gallery, London)

According to her Wikipedia article, "Euphemia Chalmers Millais, Lady Millais née Gray, known as Effie Gray, Effie Ruskin or Effie Millais (1828 - 23 December 1897) was the wife of the critic John Ruskin, but left her husband without the marriage being consummated, and after the annulment of the marriage, married his protégé, the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. This famous Victorian "love triangle" has been dramatised in several plays and an opera."

Lady Millais wears "Early Victorian" casual dress with a scoop neckline and deep blue velvet paletot in her 1851 Richmond portrait.

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