William Holman Hunt

William Holman Hunt

William Holman Hunt (1827—1910) was the head of the Pre-Raphaelite circle of painters in London, personally noted for vivid colour

William Hunt Summary

  • Born in the City of London; buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848
  • Partnered with Dante Gabriel Rossetti to form the Brotherhood and overcome idealistic painting
  • Married twice, once in opposition to the wife’s family and once in defiance of the law
  • Failing eyesight cut his painterly career short
  • Given the Order of Merit by King Edward VII

William Hunt’s Famous Paintings

  • A Converted British Family Sheltering a Christian Missionary etc. (1850)
  • Valentine Rescuing Sylvia from Proteus (1851)
  • The Hireling Shepherd (1851)
  • The Awakening Conscience (1853)
  • The Light of the World (1854)
  • The Scapegoat (1856)
  • The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple (1860)
  • The Shadow of Death (1871)
  • The Importunate Neighbour (1895)
  • The Miracle of Holy Fire (1899)

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