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Etching - The Father's Leave-Taking

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1972P66
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1879 - 1879

Maker Information

Artist:William Holman Hunt - View biography for William Holman Hunt
Engraver:Thomas Oldham - View biography for Thomas Oldham
Publisher:The Etching Club - View history


A preparatory sketch for this etching is dated as early as July 1878, but the printed proof was only completed in November 1879. The plate was published in 'The Portfolio of the Etching Club' in 1879, plate 12.

Purchased, 1972.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Domestic Narrative
Medium:Etching and drypoint printed in black on cream Japan paper.


Height:187 mm
Width:252 mm