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HUNT, William Holman (1827-1910). Pre-Raphaelite painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Boutcher, 2½ pages 8vo on black-edged paper, 1 Tor Villa, Campden Hill, 24 November 1857. Asking him to send the draperies so he can judge which to use in a painting, and inviting him to dinner later in the week.
'... Would you be able to come on Tuesday next ... to dine and see that I am not using the draperies in decking out any such dishonorable characters as Judas Iscariot or the unrepentant thief. '
Hunt had moved to 1 Tor Villa in 1857 with his acolytes Robert Martineau and Michael Halliday, having returned from travel in the Holy Land where he had recently completed The Scapegoat. This painting had a great impact at the 1856 Royal Academy Exhibition and which would later sell for 450 guineas, his highest price to date.
[No: 26409]


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