Explore Hunt's early career including his role in the formation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in this illustrated talk by art historian Judith Bronkhurst.
Find out more about Hunt's early artistic career, including how together with Millais and Rossetti, he played a central role in the Pre-Raphaelite art movement.
Young radicals of the art world, they shocked their contemporaries with their uncompromising realism, brilliant colour and their commitment to painting the burning political and social issues of their day.
This talk is just one of a number of talks, tours and workshops that accompany our current exhibition Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision. See our Holman Hunt exhibition events page for details of more activities.
Judith Bronkhurst works in the Witt Library of the Coutauld Institute of Art, London. In 2006 she wrote William Holman Hunt, A Catalogue Raisonné, published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press.
She wrote the catalogue entries and accompanying essay on Holman Hunt for the 1984 Pre-Raphaelites exhibition at Tate Britain. She has also published articles on Hunt and Victorian art in Apollo and the Burlington Magazine. She has also contributed to both the Grove Dictionary of Art and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.