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William Holman Hunt, O.M., R.W.S., A.R.S.A.
PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM PINK
Estimate
3,5005,000
JUMP TO LOT
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William Holman Hunt, O.M., R.W.S., A.R.S.A.
PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM PINK
Estimate
3,5005,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

William Holman Hunt, O.M., R.W.S., A.R.S.A.
1827-1910
PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM PINK
bears an inscription on an old label attached to the reverse: Portrait of Willm Pink Painted by W. Holman Hunt about 1842/ his cousin
oil on canvas laid on panel
60 by 48 cm., 23 1/2 by 19 in.
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Provenance

By descent in the family of the sitter to Simon Webb, Macclesfield;
Chester, Phillips, 21 June 2001, lot 399;
Private collection

Literature

Judith Bronkhurst, William Holman Hunt, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2006, vol I (paintings), p. 91, cat. no. 8 

Catalogue Note

In her review of Hunt's work Judith Bronkhust states that this was almost certainly Hunt's earliest existing portrait commission (the portraits of Old Hannah and of Henry Pollard now being lost). Bronkhurst has suggested that the sitter was William Pink listed in the London Post Office Directory in the 1840s as a moulder and figure maker at 31 Mary Street, Hampstead Road. A family Bible in the possession of the sitter's descendants states that William was born on 22 January 1809 the son of James and Elizabeth Pink and christened at the New Broad Street Independent Chapel in London on 16 February. The present portrait, which resembles the self-portrait painted c.1842 (whereabouts unknown but known from a copy within the artist's family) may date from the same year, or more likely the following year.

Victorian & Edwardian

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