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Hunt, William Holman, 1827-1910



  • Existence: 1827-02-04 - 1910-07-09

William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), English painter, and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1856 May 13

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 56.34
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: "Tomorrow by all means, for the pleasure of seeing you and Miss [Arabella Moulton] Barrett. I've written to Mr. [William Holman] Hunt, asking him to fix a day and hour, if tomorrow would not do for him -- is not that best?"
Dates: 1856 May 13

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1856 May 15

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 56.36
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti tells Heaton that William Holman Hunt has suggested the next day, at 3 o'clock for his meeting with Arabella Moulton Barrett and asks Heaton to tell Hunt if they can make that time, saying if they can't that they should write to Hunt to rearrange the appointment. Rossetti asks Heaton if he could send the drawing she commissioned from him to a Mrs. Marshall, of Eaton Square, who has been ill and would like to see it, assuring Heaton that Marshall shall keep it for one day only. He has...
Dates: 1856 May 15

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 November 24

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 55.57
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti explains that he has been in Paris for the past ten days and so only just received Heaton's latest letter. Rossetti has heard from Ruskin that Heaton would prefer keeping the drawing from the Purgatorio of Rachel and Leah, or Matilda and Beatrice. Rossetti remarks that he has given Matilda and Beatrice the actions of Rachel and Leah and describes the two figures as "of an entirely Oriental character, as the real Rachel and Leah...
Dates: 1855 November 24

William Holman Hunt collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 1129
Overview: The collection consists of thirty-seven autograph letters, signed, written by William Holman Hunt to friends and acquaintances including Walter Crane, Sir Fred A. Eaton, and Sir William Watson. The bulk of the letters are to British artist, illustrator and designer Frederic James Shields; also present are four graphite sketches by Shields of Hunt at work at his easel.
Dates: 1859-1899

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, January 1857

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.54
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin tells Heaton he does not have any works by William Holman Hunt and advises her to get as many Turners as possible while they are on the market, although he won't let her have his Corinth. He tells Heaton that they will rise in value and that he is "buying all I can afford" suggesting that she can "help Pre Rs after present opportunities are gone for Turner." He gives Heaton further advice on her writing. Ruskin gives Heaton prices at which...
Dates: January 1857

Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 237
Overview: The Liebert Autograph Collection contains chiefly British (as well as other European and American) historical and literary manuscripts and autographs, including items by James Boswell, Jr., Sir Joseph Banks, Marie Corelli, Eugene V. Debs, Camille Pissarro, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Henry Huxley, Samuel Johnson, Ouida, and Alfred Tennyson. The Liebert Correspondence consists of letters written to Liebert by Ian Fleming, Beverly Nichols, John Cowper Powys, and Thornton Wilder.
Dates: 1604-1987

Letters to Richard Redgrave

Call Number: MSS 22
Overview: The archive comprises approximately 400 autograph letters, from upwards of 120 correspondents, addressed to Richard Redgrave (1804-1888).
Dates: circa 1840-circa 1880

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Letters to Ellen Heaton

Call Number: MSS 47
Overview: The collection comprises 57 letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ellen Heaton written from 1855 to 1875 (the bulk from 1855 to 1864). The letters primarily pertain to works by Rossetti, including a number of his works commissioned by Heaton. Works referenced include: Beata Beatrix, Beloved, Bethlehem Gate, Dante’s dream at the time of the death of Beatrice, Dante's...
Dates: 1855-1875

John Ruskin Letters to Ellen Heaton

Call Number: MSS 46
Overview: The collection comprises letters from John Ruskin to Ellen Heaton, written from 1855 to 1864.
Dates: 1850-1864, bulk 1855-1864