The lantern was designed by Hunt to serve as a model for the lantern held by Christ in Hunt's painting 'The Light of the World'.
Lantern designed for 'The Light of the World' by William Holman Hunt, c. 18511852
© Manchester Art Gallery
- Patinated brass Dimensions: 35 x 19 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £23,000 ( Total: £52,100)
- Acquired in:
It is physical evidence of the meticulous working methods of the artist. Manchester owns the second version of the painting.
Thomas Combe, 1797-1872; his wife Martha Combe, 1806-1893; sold by J R Mallam and Son, Oxford, 1894 to John Crossley; then by descent to present owner.