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    Our English Coasts - William Holman Hunt

    • Elis Matthews

      William Holman Hunt, ‘Our English Coasts, 1852 ('Strayed Sheep')’ 1852 Butterflies were flown in for the painting!

    • Charlie Farnsbarns

      "Our English Coasts", William Holman Hunt. His works weren't initially successful, and attacked in the art press for their clumsiness and ugliness. He achieved some note for his intensely naturalistic scenes of rural and urban life, such as 'The Hireling Shepherd'. However, it was with his religious paintings that he became famous, like "The Light of the World".(1853).

    • Jim Sharp

      William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Our English Coasts (Strayed Sheep), 1852, British. Oil on canvas. 43.2 × 58.4 cm. Courtesy of the Tate (, London, United Kingdom; presented by the Art Fund, 1946, N05665.

    • Andres Ortiz

      William Holman Hunt - Our English Coasts, 1852 (`Strayed Sheep') - Google Art Project - William Holman Hunt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    • Pusita Gibbs

      Scottish Landscape Paintings Turner | William Holman Hunt 'Our English Coasts, 1852 ('Strayed Sheep')' 1852

    • beth harris

      William Holman Hunt, Our English Coasts ('Strayed Sheep'), 1852. in the Google Art Project.

    • Philippa Tapfield

      William Holman Hunt - Our English Coasts. 1852 #WilliamHolmanHunt #preraphaelites

    • Gail Tally

      William Holman Hunt, Our English Coasts (Strayed Sheep), 1852 From the Tate Gallery: In Modern Painters (1847) the writer and critic John Ruskin (1819-1900) exhorted young English artists to ‘go to Nature in all singleness of heart, and walk with her laboriously and trustingly, having no other thoughts but how best to penetrate her meaning, and remember her instructions; rejecting nothing, selecting nothing, and scorning nothing; believing all things to be right and good, and rejoicing always in the truth.’ Following Ruskin’s dictum that art in its truthfulness can teach a moral lesson, William Holman Hunt created his greatest and most Pre-Raphaelite landscape. The original frame bore the inscription 'The Lost Sheep’, and when Hunt sent the painting to the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1855 he changed the title to Strayed Sheep, thus underlining the picture’s religious symbolism. However, critics of the time were struck less by the picture’s symbolism than by the treatment of light. Ruskin wrote in 1883 that 'It showed to us, for the first time in the history of art, the absolutely faithful balances of colour and shade by which actual sunshine might be transposed into a key in which the harmonies possible with material pigments should yet produce the same impressions upon the mind which were caused by the light itself.'

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