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The Thames at Chelsea, Evening

The Thames at Chelsea, Evening

43: The Thames at Chelsea, Evening

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William Holman Hunt
London 1827 - 1910 London

868: Fitzwilliam Museum
Rights held by: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, gift of Charles Fairfax Murray

Hunt started his career as an office clerk, taking evening drawing classes and eventually gaining admittance to the Royal Academy Schools in 1844. There he met John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti and together they formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. Hunt and his fellow Pre-Raphaelites used painting outdoors to capture precise details of nature and the effects light and colour.

Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Oil on panel
15.2 × 20.3 cm

Created: 1853

Section: Skies and Effects

This can be found in Gallery 13: Mellon Gallery Exhibitions

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