William Holman Hunt, O.M., R.W.S. (1827-1910)
The Property of a Pre-Raphaelite Collector
William Holman Hunt, O.M., R.W.S. (1827-1910)

View from a cave opening to the sea; Study for 'Miss Flamborough' (Gladys Holman Hunt holding an orange); and Study of a candelabra for 'The Lady of Shallot';

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William Holman Hunt, O.M., R.W.S. (1827-1910)
View from a cave opening to the sea; Study for 'Miss Flamborough' (Gladys Holman Hunt holding an orange); and Study of a candelabra for 'The Lady of Shallot';
variously inscribed
pencil on paper
14 x 10 in. (35.5 x 25.4 cm.); and smaller, and a disbound sketchbook comprising twenty sheets of studies including architectural details, nude studies, landscape studies, and designs for frame mouldings
Provenance
i)The artist, and by descent to
Mrs Elisabeth Burt; Sotheby's, 10 October 1985, lot 30 (part), where purchased by the present owner.
ii) The artist, and by descent to
Mrs Elisabeth Burt; Sotheby's, Belgravia, 9 July 1974, lot 35 (part), where purchased by
S. & K. Morris, Stratford-upon-Avon, from whom purchased by
R.D. Franklin, 1975 by whom given to
Edward Raymond Payne, 1975, from whom repurchased by
R.D. Franklin, 1979.
purchased by the present owner February 1993.
iii)The artist, and by descent to
Mrs Elisabeth Burt, from whom purchased by
Agnew's, London, 1970.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Belgravia, 27 April 1976, lot 32, where purchased by the present owner.
iv) The artist, and by descent to
Gladys Holman Hunt by whom given to
Diana Coelho (C.S. Pollitt's daughter) from whom purchased by
David Carritt, London, 1972.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 18 November 1980, lot 72, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
ii) Providence, Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, 'Ladies of Shallott';: A Victorian Masterpiece and Its Contexts, 1985, p. 59, pl. 48.
i-iv) Judith Bronkhurst, William Holman Hunt: a catalogue raisonné, New Haven and London, 2006, pp. 107, 173, 183, nos. D199, D350, D371, P447-P500.
Exhibited
i) & ii) Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, on loan 1965-1970.
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, and London, Victoria and Albert Museum, William Holman Hunt, 1969, no. 198, 248, 243 respectively.
ii) London, Agnew's, From the Pre-Raphaelites to Picasso - II, June - July 1970, no. 28.
iii) London, National Gallery, Millbank, Load Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings of the 1860 period, April-June 1923, no. 154.

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Lot Essay

The drawing of the cave by the sea dates from Hunt's 1860 visit to Kynance Cove, Cornwall. For a full listing of the drawings in the disbound album, formerly in the Pollitt Collection see Judith Bronkhurst op.cit. pp. 253-256.
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