Holman Hunt (Royal Academy,1851)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1851 May 31
Genre: art criticism


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the 1911.

Scholarly Commentary


In the the 31 May 1851 issue of The Spectator, WMR reviewed the current exhibition at the Royal Academy. As with his reviews of the previous year in The Critic, however, he let his brother write some of the specific reviews—in this case, the notice of Holman Hunt's important painting Valentine Rescuing Sylvia from Proteus. Earlier in the month he had reviewed Brown's Geoffrey Chaucer Reading the Legend of Custance to Edward III.

Printing History

First published as part of WMR's notice in The Spectator and later collected by WMR in his edition of 1911.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 9p-1851.raw.xml