Pre-Raphelite Holman Hunt's depiction of an English coastal seascape, with numerous stray sheep. The location for the picture was the Lover's seat, a well-known beauty spot perched on the cliffs overlooking Covehurst Bay, near Hastings in Sussex.
William Holman Hunt
Our English Coasts (Strayed Sheep)
43.2 x 58.4 cm
Oil on canvas
Date of work
British painter William Holman Hunt studied at the RA Schools where he met Millais and Rossetti with whom he founded the anti-academic Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. He remained true to his want to depict moral subjects his entire career. Hunt wished to base his reputation on his oils but his also produced a series of watercolours on his travels as well as portraiture. In 1865 he married Fanny Waugh, who died soon after in Florence.