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The Festival of St Swithin (The Dovecot)

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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The composition was designed by Holman Hunt for his sister Emily to paint. They began work in 1865 but she gave up and Hunt completed it himself in the following year. In his own view, it was the most highly finished picture he had ever painted: he had even bought the pigeons, all different, and the dovecot.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford

  • Date

    1865–1866

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    73 x 91 cm

  • Accession number

    WA1894.5

  • Acquisition method

    Bequeathed by Thomas Combe, 1893

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