Hunt's biographer, Anne Clark Amor, pictures William Holman Hunt
waiting to "face the full onslaught of the critics alone" when John Everett Millais leaves London after his work is rejected.
Allied to the Arnolfini Portrait's technical power was also the suggestiveness of its famous mirror, imitated in works ranging from a William Holman Hunt
drawing of 1850, illustrating Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott', to The Mirror by William Orpen (1900; Fig.
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Isabella and the Pot of Basil by William Holman Hunt
Eve, 1881 Other big names include Rossetti, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Ford Madox-Brown, Stanley Spencer, William Holman Hunt
, Francis Bacon, Sir Anthony Gormley and Jacop Epstein, so there's a lot of quality works to see, though the ties binding the pieces together aren't always clear to see.
It was all served up in Oxford's oldest hotel, The Randolph, after the wedding in Keble College chapel with its huge stained glass windows, old wooden pews, tiled floor and, much to my mother's excitement, an original pre-Raphaelite William Holman Hunt
masterpiece, The Light of the World.
In 1901, along with Walter Crane, William Holman Hunt
and other painters, Southall formed the Society of Painters in Tempera and in 1902 he was elected a full member of the RBSA.
This new series looks at the pre-Raphaelite artists - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt
and John Millais, who shocked the nation with their genius.
Most prominent were Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt
and John Everett Millais, above, and their work remains popular today.
The Gorham Judgement of 1850, the climax of a long-running baptismal controversy between Evangelicals and High Churchmen, a further chapter shows, stimulated a good deal of imaginative work by the Pre-Raphaelite artists John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt
and by the art critic John Ruskin (on whom Professor Wheeler is a particular authority).
From grand ornate oil paintings by some of the biggest names of the period - such as William Holman Hunt
, Rossetti and Burne Jones - to smaller photographs, prints and sculptures and even postcards, the diversity of material on show is impressive.
As in the scriptural paintings of the Catholic Horace Vernet and the Protestant William Holman Hunt
, Tissot brought his faith to bear on a thoroughly nineteenth-century insistence on life's material trappings.