host = $host; $this->dbUser = $dbUser; $this->dbPass = $dbPass; $this->dbName = $dbName; $this->connectToDb(); } /** * Establishes connection to MySQL and selects a database * @return void * @access private */ function connectToDb() { // Make connection to MySQL server if (!$this->dbConn = @mysql_connect($this->host, $this->dbUser, $this->dbPass)) { trigger_error('Could not connect to server'); $this->connectError = true; // Select database } else if (!@mysql_select_db($this->dbName,$this->dbConn)) { trigger_error('Could not select database'); $this->connectError = true; } } /** * Checks for MySQL errors * @return boolean * @access public */ function isError() { if ($this->connectError) { return true; } $error = mysql_error($this->dbConn); if (empty($error)) { return false; } else { return true; } } /** * Returns an instance of MySQLResult to fetch rows with * @param $sql string the database query to run * @return MySQLResult * @access public */ function &query($sql) { if (!$queryResource = mysql_query($sql, $this->dbConn)) { trigger_error('Query failed: ' . mysql_error($this->dbConn) . ' SQL: ' . $sql); } else { return new MySQLResult($this, $queryResource); } } } /** * MySQLResult Data Fetching Class * @access public * @package SPLIB */ class MySQLResult { /** * Instance of MySQL providing database connection * @access private * @var MySQL */ var $mysql; /** * Query resource * @access private * @var resource */ var $query; /** * MySQLResult constructor * @param object mysql (instance of MySQL class) * @param resource query (MySQL query resource) * @access public */ function MySQLResult(&$mysql, $query) { $this->mysql = &$mysql; $this->query = $query; } /** * Fetches a row from the result * @return array * @access public */ function fetch() { if ($row = mysql_fetch_array($this->query, MYSQL_ASSOC)) { return $row; } else if ( $this->size() > 0 ) { mysql_data_seek($this->query, 0); return false; } else { return false; } } /** * Returns the number of rows selected * @return int * @access public */ function size () { return mysql_num_rows($this->query); } /** * Returns the ID of the last row inserted * @return int * @access public */ function insertID () { return mysql_insert_id($this->mysql->dbConn); } /** * Checks for MySQL errors * @return boolean * @access public */ function isError() { return $this->mysql->isError(); } /** * Returns an instance of MySQLResult to fetch rows with * @param $sql string the database query to run * @return MySQLResult * @access public */ } ?> - Biography - Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Information Centre
             
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Biography for William Holman Hunt

Nationality:British
Born:1827 - London, England
Died:1910 - London, England

Employment

Artist. Son of a London warehouse manager, Hunt started his training as an office clerk and enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools in 1843. He was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood formed in 1848.

Hunt was inspired by John Ruskin's (1819-1900) Modern Painters and the poetry of John Keats (1795-1821). He exhibited The Eve of St Agnes at the Royal Academy in 1848 (arguably the first Pre-Raphaelite painting) which was admired by Ruskin. As a devout Anglican, Hunt provided the movement's moral earnestness. He left London for the Holy Land in January 1854 and returned in 1856. The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple, which was exhibited and sold in 1860, was to secure Hunt's finances and reputation as an artist.

Hunt ceased to exhibit at the Royal Academy after 1874, showing instead at the Grosvenor and New Galleries. He moved to Fulham in 1882 where he completed thirty-two paintings shown at the Fine Art Society in 1886.

Hunt married Fanny Waugh in 1865 who died in Florence less than a year later after the birth of their son Cyril. His second marriage was to Fanny's sister, Edith, in 1875. His memoirs were published in 1905. A retrospective exhibition was mounted in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow in 1906-1907.

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