William Holman Hunt
9 of 28 portraits of William Holman Hunt
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
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Sitterback to top
- William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Pre-Raphaelite painter. Sitter in 28 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company (active 1855-1922). Artist associated with 945 portraits.
This portraitback to top
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.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- William Holman Hunt 1827 - 1910 (15 June 2010 - 6 March 2011)
Events of 1865back to top
Current affairsElizabeth Garrett Anderson is the first female to be awarded a doctor's licence. She is also involved in collecting signatures for the Manchester Suffrage Committee, the first suffrage organisation, formed this year. John Stuart Mill was also elected to parliament this year on the platform of women's suffrage.Palmerston dies in October, and is replaced as leader of the Liberal government by his Foreign Secretary, Lord Russell.
Art and scienceLewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is published, inspired by Carroll's relationship (as Oxford don Sir Charles Dodgson) with his friend Henry George Liddell's daughter Alice.Matthew Arnold publishes the first series of Essays in Criticism, a defining text in the development of English literature as an academic discipline.
InternationalIn the American civil war, Robert E. Lee surrenders the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant, leading to the surrender of the Confederacy's remaining field armies. A few days later, US President Abraham Lincoln is shot dead by Confederate sympathiser John Wilkes Booth. Later this year slavery is officially abolished after years of fierce campaigning. In response, the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan is founded on Christmas Eve.
Exhibitions and displays
- Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948
Until 11 December