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William Holman Hunt

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William Holman Hunt

Person  Male  Born 2/4/1827  Died 7/9/1910

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Born Love Lane, Wood Street. Painter and co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His intended middle name was ‘Hobman’ (his mother’s maiden name) which he disliked intensely. He discovered that it had been misspelled as ‘Holman’ at his baptism and adopted that version. He achieved fame through his religious paintings, notably ‘The Light of the World’. Appointed to the Order of Merit in 1905. Unusually for his time he left instructions that his body should be cremated. Died 18 Melbury Road, Kensington. His ashes are buried in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral, next to the grave of J.M.W. Turner.

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His middle name and surname are incorrectly hyphenated.

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Rossetti fountain

Unveiled by William Holman Hunt. There must have been a committee to erect th...

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