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William Holman Hunt

7 of 27 portraits of William Holman Hunt

William Holman Hunt, by William Jeffrey, Summer 1864 - NPG Ax17266 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Holman Hunt

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, Summer 1864
3 1/2 in. x 2 1/8 in. (88 mm x 54 mm) image size
Given by The Art Fund, 1916
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax17266


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

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In this year Hunt was best man at the wedding of the Pre-Raphaelite sculptor
Thomas Woolner and Alice Waugh, the sister of his future wife, Fanny. This image complements a description of Hunt in the 1860s as 'a very genial young looking creature, with a large square, yellow beard, clear blue laughing eyes…and the whole expression sunny and full of simple boyish happiness…there is nothing in his look or bearing…to suggest the High Priest of Pre-Raphaelitism.'

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