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William Holman Hunt : a catalogue raisonné /
Judith Bronkhurst.
imprint
New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 2006.
description
2 v. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
ISBN
0300102356 (cl : alk. paper)
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New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 2006.
isbn
0300102356 (cl : alk. paper)
contents note
v. 1. Paintings. -- v. 2. Drawings and watercolours.
catalogue key
5879655
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchase; Coutts; 2010; RB283341-RB283342.
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Appeared in Choice on 2007-06-01:
Hunt (1847-1910) was a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite group and the painter of Light of the World and The Scapegoat, two of Victorian Britain's most renowned canvases. This exhaustive, valuable catalog of his oils and works on paper, compiled by Hunt scholar Bronkhurst of London's Witt Library Courtauld Institute, adds considerably to the available knowledge of the man and his art. The first volume discusses the paintings and contains a short biographical overview and a useful section on "technique and artistic practice," followed by a detailed chronology, list of exhibitions that featured Hunt's works, and a bibliography. The second volume is devoted to watercolors, drawings (many preparatory studies for larger projects), and picture frames that had both decorative and narrative functions. Bronkhurst is attentive to Hunt's intensely personal religious outlook and his appreciation of Ruskin's charge to "fuse moral content with realism," as well as to the details of his personal and professional relationships. Individual catalog entries include provenance, background literature, critical reception, and Bronkhurst's descriptive analysis. There are several hundred illustrations, most in good color, and full documentation throughout along with indexes. For research libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. W. S. Rodner Tidewater Community College
Appeared in Library Journal on 2006-11-15:
Bronkhurst (assistant librarian, Witt Lib. of the Courtauld Inst., London) presents an excellent two-volume catalogue raisonn? on Pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), one of the most important and influential painters of 19th-century Britain. Volume 1 opens with an essay on Hunt's life, work, technique, and artistic practice and contains a complete inventory of his oil paintings. Each is beautifully and carefully reproduced, along with a complete explanation of the work and subject; a listing of date, present location, and dimensions; and full provenance of the location of the work from its creation to the present. Volume 2 is devoted to the artist's drawings and watercolors and follows the same format as Volume 1. Even when the present whereabouts of a work is unknown, an entry is included. A catalog of lesser drawings; four appendixes of drawings in letters, books, and three-dimensional works; and three indexes round out the set. The whole represents an incredible amount of meticulous scholarship of the highest quality. This irreplaceable work should be included in every serious art and every college and university library.-Martin Chasin, Adult Inst., Bridgeport, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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William Holman Hunt was one of the major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, founded in 1848. Hunt's work was always characterised by great seriousness of purpose and his paintings include many of its most beautiful and powerful images. This two volume set takes an in-depth look at his work.
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This gorgeous book presents and discusses the oils, works on paper, and other artistic creations of William Holman Hunt, one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood.
Main Description
William Holman Hunt was one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Hunt's work was always characterized by great seriousness of purpose, and his paintings include many of the most beautiful and powerful images of that midcentury explosion of creativity. This catalogue raisonee gives him the attention he deserves. The book includes an introduction that assesses Hunt's life and artistic practice and discusses his aims, philosophy, and religious beliefs, which shed light on his works. While many of his paintings, with their extraordinary effects of light and color, are immediately accessible, his mature works incorporate symbolism that cannot be fully understood without a detailed knowledge of his intentions, and the catalogue entries thoroughly explore this. The volume presents Hunt's oils and works on paper in two separate sections, and appendixes provide additional information on his illustrated letters, etchings, published illustrations, sculpture, and furniture.
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William Holman Hunt was one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood.
Unpaid Annotation
This beautiful book presents and discusses the oils, works on paper, and other artistic creations of William Holman Hunt, one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. the book includes an introduction that assesses Hunt's life and artistic practice and discusses his aims, philosophy, and religious beliefs, which shed light on his works.
Unpaid Annotation
William Holman Hunt was one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Hunt's work was always characterized by great seriousness of purpose, and his paintings include many of the most beautiful and powerful images of that midcentury explosion of creativity. This catalogue raisonee gives him the attention he deserves.The book includes an introduction that assesses Hunt's life and artistic practice and discusses his aims, philosophy, and religious beliefs, which shed light on his works. While many of his paintings, with their extraordinary effects of light and color, are immediately accessible, his mature works incorporate symbolism that cannot be fully understood without a detailed knowledge of his intentions, and the catalogue entries thoroughly explore this. The volume presents Hunt's oils and works on paper in two separate sections, and appendixes provide additional information on his illustrated letters, etchings, published illustrations, sculpture, and furniture.

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