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The School-Girl's Hymn

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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This is a 'pot-boiler' and shows 'a girl going to school in a smiling summer Sunday morning, singing her hymn as she walks along'. The model was Miriam Wilkinson, a labourer's daughter Hunt met while staying with Thomas Combe at a farmhouse near Hastings in Kent in 1858. The painting was completed in October 1859 and bought by Combe before the opening of an exhibition at Gambart's gallery.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

1859

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 35 x W 25 cm

Accession number

WA1894.2

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Thomas Combe, 1893

Work type

Painting


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