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The Afterglow in Egypt

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Financed by the sale of his paintings, Holman Hunt left England on 13 January 1854, hoping to rediscover the biblical lands in Egypt and Palestine. He wrote to Combe in 1854 that he had begun a life-sized study of an Egyptian girl, but that the trials of heat and dust and the difficulty of persuading the model to pose, caused him to abandon the painting. He returned to it back in England in 1861 (Southampton Art Gallery) and at the same time painted this smaller version.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

1861

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 82 x W 37 cm

Accession number

WA1894.3

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Thomas Combe, 1893

Work type

Painting


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