‘Come and Go’, by William Holman Hunt (1827–1910)

Come and Go

William Holman Hunt


Wood engraving by the Dalziel Brothers

5½ x 4¼ inches

Illustration for Good Words (1862), p.32.

An illustration to an anonymous didactic poem about the need for fortitude, hard work and belief in God. Holman Hunt’s depiction of the primary character is more ambiguous than the pious type implied in the lines. This illustration could easily be treated in oil, and recalls his paintings representing the Old and New Testaments.

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