William Holman Hunt
Frontispiece to ‘The Germ’ date not known

Artwork details

William Holman Hunt 1827–1910
Frontispiece to ‘The Germ’
Date Date not known
Medium Etching on paper
Dimensions Image: 203 x 121 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by H.F. Stephens 1932
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Technique and condition

Fronticepiece for ‘The Germ’ which was published by the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood with illustrations done by themselves.

Black and white India lay print. The fine lines and plate mark suggest that the print is an etching or engraving, however, with magnification it appears that this is possibly a planographic print, either a lithograph or line block. The support is an India lay print on wove, medium weight paper. In general the print is in moderate condition. There is yellow discolouration over the recto and verso, as well as some creasing and abrasion around the edges, but the central image area is in good condition.

Katharine Lockett
April 2003

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