Description: SIGNED AND DATED (MAKER'S MARKS)
signed and dated 92 l.l.; inscribed on the reverse: Piazza della Constituzione, by night/ Athens/ W Holman Hunt/ 18 Melbury Rd W; inscribed on an old label pasted to the reverse: Athens/ the Square/ by W Holman-Hunt/ in 1893
Dimensions: 37 by 50 1/2cm., 14 1/2 by 19 3/4 in.
Medium: tempera on paper laid down on millboard
Exhibited: London, Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours, Summer Exhibition, 1893, no.186.
Birmingham, Royal Society of Artists, Autumn Exhibition, 1893, no. 881 (as The Grand Square before the King's Palace, Athens).
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Autumn Exhibition, 1895, no. 1094 (as The Grand Piazza at Athens, with the two bronze statues known as 'The Runners', of the Time of Pericles).
London, Royal Society of British Artists, One Hundred and Eighteenth Exhibition, 1902-3, no. 272 (as Piazza della Constituzione, Athens, by night).
London, Leighton House, The First Exhibition of Works by Artists resident in Kensington, 1906, no. 21.
London, Leicester Galleries, Exhibition of the Collected Works of W. Holman Hunt, O.M., D.C.L., 1907, no. 32.
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, and London, Victoria and Albert Museum, William Holman Hunt, 1969, no. 252, illustrated in cat. pl. 88, lent by Mrs Elisabeth Burt.
Literature: Athenaeum, no. 3417, 22 April 1893, p. 492.
Illustrated London News, Cll, no. 2818, 22 April 1893, p.492.
C. Monkhouse, Academy, XLIII, no. 1096, 6 May 1893, p. 401.
O.J von Schleinitz, William Holman Hunt, ( Kunstler-Monographien, no. LXXXVIII), Bielefeld and Leipzig, 1907, p.127, repr. P. 125, pl. 124.
W. Holman Hunt, Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, "nd ed., 1913, II, illustrated p. 314 (as The Square, Athens).
Provenance: Manchester, Dicksee & Co;
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