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William Holman Hunt

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William Holman Hunt, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, circa 1865 - NPG Ax14899 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Holman Hunt

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
3 1/2 in. x 2 3/8 in. (90 mm x 59 mm) image size
Given by Algernon Graves, 1916
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax14899


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  • William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Pre-Raphaelite painter. Sitter in 27 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.

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This photograph is unusual in that Hunt is presented in his role as an artist. It is unclear whether the sheets in the portfolio are drawings or prints. Hunt frequently produced etchings and engravings and contributed illustrations to the Moxon edition of Alfred Tennyson's Poems (1857). Hunt's remarkable popular acclaim was based primarily on engravings after paintings rather than exhibited work. Prints of his religious subjects were among the most widely circulated of the nineteenth century.

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