Curator's Choice: The Children's Holiday
Hunt, William Holman, 1827–1910
This lively scene was painted by renowned artist William Holman Hunt (1827–1910) – a founding father of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Hunt, who was supported by Thomas Fairbairne, a wealthy art patron, painted Lady Fairbarine and her children on the grounds of Burton Park, West Sussex.
With its impeccable detail and rich colour, this splendid artwork of a family at tea is bound to become a household favourite.