There is debate over whether this portrait is of William Holman Hunt, the Pre-Raphaelite painter, or his brother, (?) Edward. A note on the back, in William Michael Rossetti's handwriting, says, 'I think this was W. Holman Hunt's brother, done c.1851.'

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
I think this was W. Holman Hunt's brother, done c. 1851 [W. M. Rossetti's hand]
Notes reverse Handwritten - Pencil


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 349.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 340, p. 169.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 3B11.


Fanny Cornforth, William Michael Rossetti

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