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Creator Name: Hunt, William Holman
Creator Nationality: European; British
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1827 - 1910
Creator Name-CRT: William Holman Hunt
Title: Mrs. George Waugh
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1868
Creation End Date: 1868
Creation Date: 1868
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 86.2cm x 66cm
Inscriptions: signed lower left: Whh [monogram] / 18 Whh 68 [Whh in monogram]
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1984.41
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Context: The sitter, born Mary Walker (1805-1886), was the artist's mother-in-law. The portrait was made shortly after the death of Hunt's wife, Fanny. In August of 1866 Hunt and his pregnant wife embarked for the Near East. Their son was born in Florence, butFanny became ill and died. Mrs. Waugh blamed Hunt for the death of her daughter. Hunt and his son returned to London and moved into the Waugh household where he made this portrait. The sitter's stern look and the heavy background convey a tense and anger-filled atmosphere. The frame, designed by the artist, is original.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1984.41
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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