Today marks the birthday of artist William Holman Hunt. He was born on this day in 1827, at Cheapside, London. He was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and his paintings were notable for their great attention to detail, vivid colour, and elaborate symbolism.
One of his paintings, ‘May Morning at Magdalen Tower’ has been reinstalled at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, ahead of reopening.
The painting has returned from the exhibition Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate held at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. It will be back on display when the Lady Lever can reopen to the public, which the government has said will be no earlier than 17 May 2021.
All images credit: © Gareth Jones
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