My "William Holman Hunt's 'Oriental Mania' and His Uffizi Self-portrait," Art Bulletin 54, 1982, 646-655, which is now available on this stite in its entirety, discusses the centrality of The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple to Hunt's career, particularly as it was regarded by contemporary reviewers, who tended to take it as the exemplar of a new style of sacred naturalism, one that continues to have great influence until the very end of the century and beyond. See, for example, Sir Edward Poynter's The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon (1890).

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