Four albums of drawings by William Holman Hunt

This collection of drawings contains over four hundred individual studies in four albums.


Details

Medium:
Pencil, pen & ink, watercolour & chalk
Dimensions:
Various dimensions
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Ben Pollitt

They range in date from two studies of the head of Annie Miller, the artist's first love, of c.1852, to studies for The Miracle of Sacred Fire in the Church of the Sepulchre, Jerusalem, of 1892, and include sketches relating to most of his principal pictures and carefully worked-out designs for frames. The albums were probably compiled by the artist's wife, Edith Holman Hunt and represent just under half of Hunt's known drawings.

Provenance

Gladys Joseph (William Holman Hunt's daughter); Gift to Charles Stanley Pollitt (1888-1965), 1947; by descent to Ben Pollitt.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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