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William Holman Hunt Gallery

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Choose from 15 pictures in our William Holman Hunt collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Study for The Hireling Shepherd , 1851. Creator: William Holman Hunt (British Featured Print

Study for The Hireling Shepherd , 1851. Creator: William Holman Hunt (British

Study for "The Hireling Shepherd", 1851. Together with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais, Hunt was one of the founding members in 1848 of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of young artists who rejected the heavy darkness and idealization of academic history painting, replacing it with meticulously observed, jewel-coloured naturalistic detail. This is a study for the figures in the oil painting The Hireling Shepherd, Hunt's first commercial success. The poses of the couple in the painting are remarkably close to the early study: the shepherd approaches the shepherdess upon his knees, encircling her shoulders with his arm. Devoid of extraneous detail, the study concentrates on the romantic play and erotic tension expressed by the lovers intertwined limbs and faces and hands that stop just short of touching

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