A series of sketches for the illustration that was published in 'Once a Week', 1 December 1860, p. 630. Illustrating the poem 'Temüjin' by Henry Thoby Prinsep (1792-1878). Temüjin was the fifteenth-century hero who became the Mongol emperor Gengis Khan (1162-1227).

  • Presented by the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1985.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist William Holman Hunt -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Indian Sword/ Handle for arm-padded/ Chinaman winding silks from cocoon/ Watch Tower
- - Handwritten - Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
on loan
- Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1965 - 1985


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
William Holman Hunt: A Catalogue Raisonne
Judith Bronkhurst 2006 Yale University Press, New Haven and London L 80


By descent in the artist's family to Mrs Elisabeth Burt; sold Sotheby's 10 October 1985 (66 part); Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1985.

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Name Type
Henry Thoby Prinsep Author

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