Gray, Euphemia Chalmers (Effie Millais)


Nationality: Scottish

Date of Birth: May 7, 1828

Place of Birth: Perth, Scotland

Date of Death: December 23, 1897

Place of Death: Perth, Scotland


Effie Gray was the wife of art critic John Ruskin, but she left her husband and later married Millais. Effie was an important presence in Millais’s life; she assisted him with his work, helped him find models and props, and dealt with some of his business correspondence.


“Euphemia (Effie) Chalmers (née Gray), Lady Millais.” National Portrait Gallery (accessed November 18, 2016). 

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Gray, Euphemia Chalmers (Effie Millais)