A study of a Cairo street used by Hunt in both of his painted versons of 'The Lantern-Maker's Courtship'. The artist wrote to William Kenrick, the owner of the exhibited oil, on 5 December 1906: 'In recently looking over my sketches and drawings no remains existed of any pencil or pen-and-ink experiments of the design I had made for this subject' (Birmingham museum files).

  • Presented by Barrow Cadbury, 1946.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist William Holman Hunt -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Cairo. March 30 W Holman Hunt / 1854
- bottom left Handwritten - Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings of the 1860 Period
291 London, Tate Gallery 1923-04-27 - 1923-06-29
William Holman Hunt
132, repro Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery 1969-03 - 1969-04
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
28, repro Seattle Art Museum, and US tour 1995-03-09 - 1995-05-07


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Supplement No III to the Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Paintings and Drawings: Acquisitions September 1939-December 1950
1951 City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery p. 39.
The Pre-Raphaelites
1984 Tate Gallery p.161.
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
1995 Art Services International p. 132.
William Holman Hunt: A Catalogue Raisonne
Judith Bronkhurst 2006 Yale University Press, New Haven and London D 83.


Barrow Cadbury probably by December 1906; Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1946.

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Name Type
Cairo, Egypt Depicted

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