Portrait of Fanny Holman Hunt is an 1866-1867 portrait painting by Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt. This picture is in the Toledo Museum in Ohio.
Analysis of Portrait of Fanny Holman Hunt
This work was finished after the death of Hunt’s wife Fanny who died in childbirth in Italy in 1866. William as tribute also sculpted her tomb for the English Cemetery in Florence. This portrait is also a remembrance piece that depicts Fanny with a melancholic expression, perhaps foreseeing fate, which contrasts with the rich gaiety of dress.
There is perhaps hope encapsulated in the infinite regression of the candelabra in the background mirror, however: perhaps an intimation of an afterlife.