William Holman Hunt was a painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was born in
In 1848 he formed Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood along with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais. The group were influenced by works of John Ruskin and Thomas Carlyle.
During the 1850s, 60s and 70s, whilst living in
Hunt married Fanny Waugh in 1865 in Kensington,
Hunt initially painted modern rural and urban life, but his religious and literary scenes brought him fame. He paid great attention to detail and used very vivid colours.
In 1905 he was awarded the Order of Merit by King Edward VII, which recognised his distinguished service in art for the promotion of culture.
Hunt died 7 September 1910, aged 83.