William Holman Hunt

1827-1910 England/Pre-Raphaelite

 

Brief Biography-William Holman Hunt was born at Cheapside in 1800. He was a co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The Royal Academy admitted him in 1884; however, Hunt disagreed with its principles and four years later established the Brotherhood with John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He travelled to Egypt and Palestine for inspiration, it was to his benefit as critics had disregarded a good deal of his paintings, and he found success painting religious works. His most noted work was 'The Light of the World', the Saint Paul's Cathedral version being the predominant one. Unlike his associates, Hunt remained faithful to the Brotherhood's opinions until his last years, writing in 1905, 'Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood'.

 

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Christ and
the two Marys

Christ and the two Marys

Valentine
Rescuing Sylvia

Valentine Rescuing Sylvia from Proteus

The Awakening
Conscience

The Awakening Conscience

The Triumph of
the Innocents

The Triumph of the Innocents

A Converted
British Family

A Converted British Family

Claudio and
Isabella

Claudio and Isabella

May Morning on
Magdalen Tower

May Morning on Magdalen Tower

William Hunt
Self-portrait

Self-portrait

The Lady
of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott

Rienzi vowing
to obtain justice

Rienzi vowing to obtain justice

The Lantern-
Maker's Courtship

The Lantern-Maker's Courtship

The Eve of
Saint Agnes-

The Eve of Saint Agnes-The Flight of Madeleine

The Finding of the
Saviour in the Temple

The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple

The Light of
The World

The Light of The World

The Hireling
Shepherd

The Hireling Shepherd

The Shadow
of Death

The Shadow of Death