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Pencil Drawing - The Lantern Maker's Courtship - study of A Street Scene in Cairo

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1946P18
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1854 - 1854

Maker Information

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


A study of a Cairo street used by Hunt in both of his painted versons of 'The Lantern-Maker's Courtship'.

The artist wrote to William Kenrick, the owner of the exhibited oil, on 5 December 1906: 'In recently looking over my sketches and drawings no remains existed of any pencil or pen-and-ink experiments of the design I had made for this subject' (Birmingham museum files).

Presented by Barrow Cadbury, 1946.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Architecture Egypt
Medium:Pencil on paper.

Associated Places


Height:353 mm
Width:248 mm