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William Holman Hunt

William Holman HuntBorn: 2-Apr-1827
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 7-Sep-1910
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: England
Executive summary: British Pre-Raphaelite painter

Attended the Royal Academy Schools. With Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was a correspondent of John Ruskin but was not as close friends with him as were the other Pre-Raphaelites. Shared a studio with John Everett Millais. Befriended Alfred Lord Tennyson and writer Dinah Maria Mulock.

His paintings include The Light of the World, The Scapegoat, The Afterglow in Egypt, The Bride of Bethlehem, The Lady of Shalott and The Awakening Conscience.

Highly religious, he visited the Holy Land four times, painting the Biblical locations. He later became known more for his Biblical themes than his Pre-Raphaelite connections.

His eyesight failed in his later life, to the point he was no longer able to paint.

Father: William Hunt
Mother: Sarah Holman
Wife: Fanny Waugh (m. Dec-1865, d. Dec-1866)
Son: Cyril (b. Dec-1866)
Wife: Edith Waugh (m. 14-Nov-1873)
Daughter: Gladys

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    Risk Factors: Blindness



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