William Holman Hunt

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William Holman Hunt
BirthplaceCheapside, London

Hunt, William Holman,

1827–1910, English painter. Hunt was a founder of the Pre-RaphaelitePre-Raphaelites
, brotherhood of English painters and poets formed in 1848 in protest against what they saw as the low standards and decadence of British art. The principal founders were D. G. Rossetti, W.
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 brotherhood and one of its most conscientious exponents. His paintings are often crude in color and laborious in technique, but are completely sincere in their devotion to Pre-Raphaelite principles. In 1854 he visited Palestine in order to have authentic material for his religious paintings. Among his best-known works are The Light of the World (Univ. of Oxford) and The Triumph of the Innocents (Liverpool Gall.).


See his Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1905–6); studies by F. G. Stephens (1860) and A. C. Gissing (1936).

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