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Oil Painting - The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1896P80
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1854 - 1855

Maker Information

Artist:William Holman Hunt - View biography for William Holman Hunt

Notes

This painting illustrates a scene where the child Jesus visits the temple and astonishes the rabbis with his learning and understanding.

As described by Bronkhurst, this was Hunt's major figure subject begun on his first visit to Jerusalem. The painting was a popular success, with two engravings produced in 1867 and 1893. A smaller version of the same subject is in the collection of the National Museums of Liverpool.

A key plate identifying the figures in the scene was published by E Gambert & Co. in 1867, a copy of which is in Birmingham's collections.

Presented by Sir John T Middlemore Bt., 1896.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Biblical
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Canvas

Dimensions

Height:857 mm
Width:1410 mm