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Famous William Holman Hunt Paintings

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List of famous William Holman Hunt paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. A celebrated artist around the world, William Holman Hunt has created some of the most historic paintings of all time. These popular William Holman Hunt paintings fetch insane amounts of money at art auctions, so if you want to buy one then start saving your money now. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see paintings that William Holman Hunt created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned William Holman Hunt paintings by clicking the names of the pieces.

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    Strayed Sheep (Our English Coasts)

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    Strayed Sheep (Our English Coasts) (1852) is a painting by British artist William Holman Hunt....
    • Artist: William Holman Hunt
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
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    The Awakening Conscience

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    The Awakening Conscience is an oil-on-canvas painting by English artist William Holman Hunt, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which depicts a young woman rising from her position in the lap of a man and gazing transfixed out of the window of a room. Initially the painting would appear to be one of a momentary disagreement between husband and wife, or brother and sister, but the title and a host of symbols within the painting make it clear that this is a mistress and her lover. The woman's clasped hands provide a focal point and the position of her left hand emphasizes the absence of a wedding ring. Around the room are dotted reminders of her "kept" status and her...  more
    • Artist: William Holman Hunt
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
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    The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple is a painting by William Holman Hunt intended as an ethnographically accurate version of the subject traditionally known as "Christ Among the Doctors", an illustration of the child Jesus debating the interpretation of the scripture with learned rabbis. The passage illustrated is from the Gospel of Luke, 2:41, which states: Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. Thinking he was in their company, they...  more
    • Artist: William Holman Hunt
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
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    The Hireling Shepherd is a painting by the Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt. It represents a shepherd neglecting his flock in favour of an attractive country girl to whom he shows a death's-head hawkmoth. The meaning of the image has been much debated. Hunt painted the picture when he was working in close collaboration with John Everett Millais, who was painting Ophelia at the same time in the same region of Surrey. Both paintings depict English rural scenes, the innocence of which is disturbed by subtle but profoundly threatening violations of natural harmony. In Hunt's painting, the shepherd ignores his flock of sheep, who wander over a ditch into a wheat field. This violation of...  more
    • Artist: William Holman Hunt
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
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