Like Holman Hunt, Seddon believed that his visit to the Middle East had provided him with invaluable access to visible truths unavailable to those without first-hand knowledge of the landscape. Experiencing the landscapes that had provided the setting for the events of sacred history itself made that history appear more authentic and more believable.... first-hand encounter with the landscape of Jerusalem and other sacred sites offered both a high artistic opportunity and an equally high artistic duty. — George P. Landow

Biographical Material and Discussions



Eastern Encounters: Orientalist Paintings of the Nineteenth Century. London: The Fine Art Society, 1978.

Hunt, William Holman. Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. 2 vols. London: 1905.

Landow, George P. "Thomas Seddon's "Moriah." The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Studies. 1 (1987), 59-65. [text]

"William Holman Hunt's Letters to Thomas Seddon." Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 66 (1983), 139-72.

Memoir and Letters of the Late Thomas Seddon, Artist. ed. John P. Seddon. London: James Nisbet, 1858.

Staley, Alan. The Pre-Raphaelite Landscape. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 19.

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