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Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Paperback / softback Book

Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Paperback / softback

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture series


William Holman Hunt (1827-1910) chronicled the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in this well-illustrated two-volume memoir of 1905, controversially presenting himself as the movement's founding father.

Popular when first published, it illuminates the search for authenticity of treatment and depth of meaning in his own work and that of Millais, Rossetti and their circle.

Stressing the contributions of himself and Millais, Hunt sets out to defend the Brotherhood's ideals, from which he never departed.

After his success with The Light of the World, he survived exotic and dangerous travels to create some of the most memorable paintings of the age, such as The Scapegoat (mostly painted by the Dead Sea with a gun at hand) and The Lady of Shalott.

Volume 1 shows him overcoming family objections and early criticism to pursue his artistic goals, finding common ground in the Brotherhood, winning Ruskin's backing and wider recognition, and making his first trip to the Holy Land.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 586 pages, 19 Plates, black and white; 75 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Painting & paintings
  • ISBN: 9781108060653

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