Founded in 1858, the Hogarth Club was an exhibiting society and social club promoting Pre-Raphaelite art. The porter is holding a bottle and cockscrew which, as suggested by Bronkhurst, suggests that Hunt must have attended some of the social gatherings.

  • Presented by John H Cattell, 1920.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist William Holman Hunt -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
A Porter to the Hogarth Club, drawn by W Holman Hunt (by F G Stephens)
- bottom right Handwritten - Ink


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
- Hogarth Club? 1859-01 - 1859-01
Exposition retrospective de peinture anglaise (XV111e et XIXe siecles)
93 Musée Moderne, Brussels 1929-10-12 - 1929-12-01
Exhibition of British Art c.1000-1860
1233 Royal Academy, London 1934-01-06 - 1934-03-10
Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte
Section XII, 258 Biennale di Venezia (British Pavillion), Venice 1934-05 - 1934-10
Desenul si gravura engleza (secolele XV111-XX)
176 Toma Stelian, Bucharest 1935-12-15 - 1936-03-02
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (18848-1862)
161 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 1947-06-07 - 1947-07-27
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
58 Roland, Browse and Delbanco, London 1947-09 - 1947-09
Paintings and Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and their Followers
76 Russell-Cotes Gallery, Bournmouth 1951-06-04 - 1951-08-07
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings and Watercolours
28 Arts Council 1953-05-16 - 1953-10-24
Artists of Victorian England
32 Cumner Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, US 1965-02-02 - 1965-03-14
William Holman Hunt
195 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 1969-03-25 - 1969-04-29
English Portraits from Francis Bacon, the Philosopher, to Francis Bacon, the Painter
143 National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo 1975-10-25 - 1975-12-10
181 London, Museum of London 1987-04-29 - 1987-08-02
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
44, repro Seattle Art Museum, US 1995-03-09 - 1995-07-07


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Twelve English Pre-Raphaelite Drawings reproduced from the Originals in the City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Selected and with a Foreword by Sir Whitworth Wallis FSA
1925 Newton & Co. pl. 5
City of Birmingham Musuem and Art Gallery, Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings in Pen, Pencil, Charcoal and Chalk etc, including Cartoons for stained Glass
1939 Birmingham and Derby p. 239.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
1947 Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London p. 14
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings and Watercolours
1953 Arts Council of Great Britain p. 11
Victorian Painting and Patronage in Birmingham
Richard Ormond 1968 - p. 248
'The Hogarth Club 1858-1861'
Deborah Cherry April 1980 Burlington Magazine, no. 122 pp. 237-44
Celina Fox 1987 Thames and Hudson p. 134
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
1995 Art Services International p. 166
William Holman Hunt: A Catalogue Raisonne
Judith Bronkhurst 2006 Yale University Press, New Haven and London D.181.


F G Stephens; John H Cattell; Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1920.

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