William Holman Hunt

The Awakening Conscience

1853
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Hunt's painting is a story of lost innocence, illustrating a mistress perched on her lover's lap in front of a piano. She is drawn to the sun-lit garden outside, which symbolises redemption. The cat playing with a dead bird and a fallen glove is also symbolic.
  • Artist William Holman Hunt
  • Artwork The Awakening Conscience
  • Image size 76.2 x 55.9 cm
  • Material Oil on canvas
  • Date of work 1853
  • Credit Original: Oil on canvas 76.2 x 55.9 cm ® Tate, London
About the artist
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.
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