Biography of William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910

On or before 28 Oct 1816 Margaret Calder 1816-1887 was born to Joseph Calder of Burnhouse and Elizabeth Waugh. Not known whether Elizabeth Waugh was related to the two Waugh sisters [his future wife] Fanny Waugh 1833-1866 and Marion Edith Waugh 1847- who married William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910, or their other sister Alice Gertrude Waugh who married Thomas Woolner Sculptor 1825-1892.

1866. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910. Portrait of his wife Fanny Waugh 1833-1866.

On 02 Apr 1827 William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 was born to [his father] William Hunt 1800-1856 (27) and Sarah Hobman 1798-1884 (29) at 41 Lifford Street or Love Lane. Originally William Hobman Hunt he changed his name when he discovered it had been erroneously entered at his baptism on 10 Apr 1827 at the St Giles without Cripplegate Church.

In Sep 1847 the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood was formed at 7 Gower Street, the home of John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896 (18). The founder members included brothers Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (19) and William Michael Rossetti Author 1829-1919 (17), and William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (20), John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896 (18) and Thomas Woolner Sculptor 1825-1892 (21).

1871. George Frederick Watts 1817-1904. Portrait of John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896. 1853. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910. Portrait of John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896. 1871. George Frederick Watts 1817-1904. Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. 1853. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910. Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones 1860. After 09 Jun 1860. It was quite clear that we must give up Paris and get to our own home as soon as the doctor gave Edward leave to travel; so ruefully enough I wrote to Gabriel and told him how things were; and his answer was a comfort to us, for he reported that they were both tired of

1851. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (23). "Rienzi vowing to obtain Justice for the Death of his Young Brother, slain in a Skirmish between the Colonna and the Orsini Factions". Note the initials PRB bottom right under his name. From the 1835 novel Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes, by Bulwer Lytton, about Cola di Rienzi (1313–1354), a papal notary who led a popular uprising in Rome.

1851. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (23). "The Hireling Shepherd".

1851. Letter from Charles Allston Collins Painter 1828-1873 (22) to William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (23) regarding the picture "Convent Thoughts".

1851. Letter from Charles Allston Collins Painter 1828-1873 (22) to William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (23) regarding the picture "Convent Thoughts".

1851. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (23). "A Converted British Family Sheltering a Christian Missionary from the Persecution of the Druids".

1851. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (23). "Valentine rescuing Sylvia from Proteus". Two Gentlemen of Verona Act Five Scene 4.

30 Mar 1851. Census. 5 Propsect Place.

William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (23). 22. Historical Painter.

1852. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (24). "Our English Coasts" aka "Strayed Sheep".

1853. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (25). Portrait of John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896 (23).

1853. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (25). "The Light of the World".

1853. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (25). "Awakening Conscience". A mistress realises the undesirability of her actions. Note the absence of a wedding ring on her finger. Hunt hired a room at 7 Alpha Place, a "maison de convenance" to complete the painting. The painting has many symbols: the cat toying with the broken-winged bird under the table symbolises the woman's plight, a man's discarded glove warns that the likely fate of a cast-off mistress was prostitution, a tangled skein of yarn on the floor symbolises the web in which the girl is entrapped. The frame, designed by Hunt, also contains various symbolic emblems; the bells and marigolds stand for warning and sorrow, the star is a sign of spiritual revelation. [Source. Tate]. The model is Annie Miller Model 1835-1925 (18).

1853. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (25). Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (24).

1854 to 1855. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (26). "The Scapegoat".

1854 to 1856. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (26). "The Lantern Maker's Shop".

In 1856 [his father] William Hunt 1800-1856 (56) died.

Before 28 Dec 1865 William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 and Annie Miller Model 1835-1925 were engaged. He subsequently broke it off.

Around 1860. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of Annie Miller Model 1835-1925. 1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Drawing of Annie Miller Model 1835-1925. 1855. John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896. Portrait of Annie Miller Model 1835-1925.

On 28 Dec 1865 William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (38) and [his wife] Fanny Waugh 1833-1866 (32) were married at Christ Church Paddington. William Michael Rossetti Author 1829-1919 (36) and Emil Waugh were witnesses.

In 1866 [his son] Cyril Hunt 1866- was born to William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (38) and Fanny Waugh 1833-1866 (33). It is likely that this birth is the one that caused the death of his mother since she and William Holman-Hunt has only been married one year.

1866. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (38). "The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple".

1866. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (38). "Il Dolce far Niente" aka "The Sweetness of Nothing(?)". Model Annie Miller Model 1835-1925 (31).

1866. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (38). Portrait of his wife [his wife] Fanny Waugh 1833-1866 (33).

In Dec 1866 [his wife] Fanny Waugh 1833-1866 (33) died in childbirth. She was buried at the English Cemetery next to Elizabeth Barrett Browning in a tomb sculpted by her husband William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (39).

1867. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (39). Self-Portrait.

1868. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (40). "Isabella, or the Pot of Basil" from the Keats Poem "Isabella and the Pot of Basil" from the Decameron Day Four Story Five. Model Annie Miller Model 1835-1925 (33) and/or [his former wife] Fanny Waugh 1833-1866 (35) although she, Fanny, died in 1866.

1868. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (40). "The Birthday". Model his future second wife [his future wife] Marion Edith Waugh 1847- (21) on her twenty-first birthday (sister of his deceased first wife Fanny Waugh 1833-1866 (35)).

1870 to 1873. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (42). "The Shadow of Death".

On Nov 1875 William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (48) and Marion Edith Waugh 1847- (28) were married at Neuchâtel. His first wife's younger sister contrary to English Law. His brother-in-law Thomas Woolner Sculptor 1825-1892 (49) considered the marriage immoral; they never spoke again.

In 1878 [his daughter] Gladys Hunt 1878- was born to William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (50) and Marion Edith Waugh 1847- (31) at Jerusalem.

On 06 May 1879 [his son] Hilary Lushington Hunt 1879- was born to William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (52) and Marion Edith Waugh 1847- (32) at 2 Warwick Gardens.

03 Apr 1881. Census. 2 Warwick Gardens

William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (54). Head. 54. Artist.

Marion Edith Waugh 1847- (34). Wife. 34.

[his daughter] Gladys Hunt 1878- (3). Daughter. 4.

[his son] Hilary Lushington Hunt 1879- (1). Son. 1.

Mary A Ottaway. 42. Nurse.

Josephine M Murphy. 23. Housemaid.

Ada M Clemens. 23. Nurse.

DOCUMENTS/CENSUS/C1881/LONDON/KENSINGTON/C1881_London_Kensington_District_8_Page_15_WM.jpgAnnie Burton. 26. Cook.

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In 1884 [his mother] Sarah Hobman 1798-1884 (86) died.

1884. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (56). "Amaryllis".

1886 to 1905. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (58). "The Lady of Shalott".

1890. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (62). "May Morning on Magdalen Tower".

05 Apr 1891. Census. Draycott Lodge

William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (64). Head. 64. Artist of figure and landscape. Sculp.

Marion Edith Waugh 1847- (44). Wife. 44.

[his daughter] Gladys Hunt 1878- (13). Daughter. 14. School Girl.

[his son] Hilary Lushington Hunt 1879- (11). Son. 11. School Boy.

Edith Spark. 24. Governess.

Mary A Ottaway. 53. Nurse.

Eugenie P A Bassel. 17. Housemaid.

Ella A Rich. 31. Cook.

Ann Butler. 63. Servant

DOCUMENTS/CENSUS/C1891/LONDON/FULHAM/C1891_London_Fulham_District_52_Page_16_WM.jpgRichard Butler. 60. Servant.

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1892 to 1899. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (64). "The Miracle of the Holy Fire".

31 Mar 1901. Census. Draycott Lodge

William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (73). Head. 73. Artist and Sculptor crossed out. Painter.

Marion Edith Waugh 1847- (54). Wife. 54.

[his son] Cyril Hunt 1866- (35). Son. 34. Tea Planter.

Florence Venney. Servant. 16. Under-housemaid.

DOCUMENTS/CENSUS/C1901/LONDON/FULHAM/SOUTH_FULHAM/1901_Census_South_Fulham_District_13_Pagee_58_WM.jpgMargaret Murdock. Servant. 37. Cook.

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On 07 Sep 1910 William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (83) died. He was buried at St Paul's Cathedral.