This was probably drawn in the Dome of the Rock Jerusalem on 9 February 1876. As stated by Bronkhurst, the acanthus leaf scrolling on the frieze of the frame of Hunt's portrait of Judge Lushington is similar.

  • 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
The foliation on the stalk I can/ only trace in one of the scrolls/ below-the corner is ruined here./ Design for Frame Whh (Edith Holman Hunt)
- - Handwritten - Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
on loan
- Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1965 - 1985
Designs for English Picture Frames: A Loan Exhibition
44 London, Morton Morris & Company Ltd. 1987-03-17 - 1987-04-10


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
10 October 1985 Sotheby's 74
William Holman Hunt: A Catalogue Raisonne
Judith Bronkhurst 2006 Yale University Press, New Haven and London L102


By descent in the artist's family to Mrs Elisabeth Burt; sold Sotheby's 10 October 1985 (74 part); Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1985.

Associated places

Name Type
Dome of the Rock [Qubbat al-Sakhra], Jerusalem Depicted

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