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

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.


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

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