William Holman Hunt

1 portrait

William Holman Hunt, by David Wilkie Wynfield, 1864 - NPG P75 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Holman Hunt

by David Wilkie Wynfield
albumen print, 1864
8 3/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (212 mm x 160 mm)
Purchased, 1979
Primary Collection

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  • William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Pre-Raphaelite painter. Sitter in 28 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.

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  • David Wilkie Wynfield (1837-1887), Painter and photographer. Artist associated with 34 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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This photograph was issued under the heading 'Venetian School' in Wynfield's publication The Studio: A Collection of Photographic Portraits of Living Artists, taken in the style of the Old Masters, by an Amateur. The use of historical costume, together with the blurred focus, were seen at the time as elevating photographic portraiture to the status of fine art. Hunt was interested in sixteenth-century costume at this time and painted a portrait of his nephew dressed as Henry VIII in The King of Hearts (1863)

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