Richard Owen by Holman Hunt

William Holman Hunt (1827-1910)
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), 1881.
Oil on board, 126 x 105 cm.

William Holman Hunt was a leading figure in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. This highly popular artist produced artwork that is still widely admired today.

His portrait of Richard Owen (1804-1892) conveys the strength of character of this exceptional scientist. Through Owen’s determination the Natural History Museum was built and opened to the public in 1881.

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