The Hireling Shepherd

William Holman Hunt


Physical Description

Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 1/16 x 43 1/8 in.
Signature: Holman Hunt
Date on Image: 1851
Other production information determined from the object: Ewell
Note: "Holman Hunt. 1851 - Ewell" is inscribed on the painting.
Date of restoration: August, September and December of 1852
Restored by: William Holman Hunt
Restoration Description: The head of the shepherdess was repainted, using the same model.

Production Description

Production Date: 1851-1852
Exhibition History: R.A., 1852 (no.592); Liverpool, 1969 (no.22)
Original Cost: £300
Model: Emma Watkins
Note: Emma modelled for the shepherdess.
Model: Mr. Child
Note: Child was one of the models for the shepherd.


Current Location: Manchester City Art Gallery
Catalog Number: 1896.29
Archival History: Purchased from the artist by W.J. Broderip for £300 in July of 1852; Manchester City Art Gallery

Scholarly Commentary


Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: op139.rap.xml