The Dead Sea from Siloam by William Holman Hunt

A typical detailed study made in the Holy Land depicting a view from the Mount of Offence, looking towards the Dead Sea and the Mountains of Moab - morning.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
25 x 29 cm
Acquired in:
1948
Presented by:
Esmond Morse through The Art Fund

Hunt appears to have begun this watercolour around Sept 1854 as indicated in a letter to Thomas Combe: 'Tomorrow morning I am to rise ere the sun to go out to finish a sketch which I commenced on the Mount of Offence...last year about this time'. Today the Mount of Offence is identified with the southern and lowest peak of the Mount of Olives, to the south-east of Jerusalem.

Provenance

From the collection of Esmond Morse Esq.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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