Caroline Haller, M.A.

The Awakening Conscience – William Holman Hunt – 1853

The Awakening Conscience is a didactic genre scene by Pre-Raphaelite William Holman Hunt. Completed in 1853, the oil on canvas measures 76 x 56 cm. It was initially commissioned by Thomas Fairbairn. Fairbairn, the owner of an engineering company in Manchester, paid 350 guineas for the work, but was unsatisfied with the face of the …

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Christ in the House of His Parents, John Everett Millais, 1850 

Sir John Everett Millais’s Christ in the House of His Parents, also referred to as The Carpenter’s Shop, was painted between 1849 and 1850. The oil on canvas measures 86.4 cm × 139.7 cm and is housed in the Tate Britain in London, England. The museum purchased the work in 1921. It is framed in an ornamental gold …

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Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Art Movement: History, Characteristics, Artists

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was an art movement founded in 1848 by a group of English artists, poets, critics, and playwrights. The artistic movement sought to emulate early Italian art and was opposed to the classical compositions that Raphael made popular. The founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood were William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Dante Gabriel Rosetti (1828-1882), …

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