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William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Pre-Raphaelite painter

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 28 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Holman Hunt entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1844 where he met Millais, who was to become his closest friend. A founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, 1848, and throughout his life an adherent to Pre-Raphaelite principles; his paintings include The Hireling Shepherd, 1852, and The Light of the World, 1854. In the seventies and eighties, Hunt became increasingly isolated artistically, his later work concentrating on religious themes informed by successive visits to the Holy Land. He published his autobiographical Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1905. He died on 7 September 1910 and was buried in St Paul's Cathedral.

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William Holman Hunt

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax5500


William Holman Hunt

by Alfred James Philpott (Phillpot), for Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1896
NPG x11986


William Holman Hunt

printed by Maclure & Macdonald, after London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
chromolithograph, circa 1874-1878 (1865 or before)
NPG D38705


William Holman Hunt

by Sir Leslie Ward, printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son
chromolithograph, published 19 July 1879
NPG D38704


William Holman Hunt

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
NPG x6423


William Holman Hunt

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print on card mount, 1865
NPG Ax131892


William Holman Hunt ('Men of the Day. No. 200.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 July 1879
NPG D43914


Key to Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition, Royal Academy, 1888

after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
NPG D42236



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