The Shadow of Death.

William Holman Hunt


Oil on canvas

84 5/16 x 66 3/16 inches

Manchester City Art Galleries


  • Window, pomegranates, scroll with Isaiah's prophecy
  • Shadow, carpentry tools, and rushes
  • Head of Jesus with nimbus
  • Saw, sawhorse, fillet, and shavings
  • References

    Landow, George P. "William Holman Hunt's 'The Shadow of Death.'" Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 55 (1972): 197-239.

    The Pre-Raphaelites. London: Tate Gallery/Allen Tate, 1984.

    Wood, Christopher. The Pre-Raphaelites. New York: Studio Press, 1981.

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    Last modified 7 February 2005