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The Light of the World

A work made of line and stipple engraving on ivory chine mounted on off-white plate paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of line and stipple engraving on ivory chine mounted on off-white plate paper.

Date:

1860

Artist:

William Henry Simmons (English, 1811-1882)
after William Holman Hunt (English, 1827-1910)

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

William Henry Simmons

Title

The Light of the World

Place

United Kingdom (Artist's nationality:)

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1860

Medium

Line and stipple engraving on ivory chine mounted on off-white plate paper

Dimensions

Chine: 90.1 × 51.2 cm (35 1/2 × 20 3/16 in.); Sheet; sight: 102 × 63.5 cm (40 3/16 × 25 in.)

Credit Line

Sara R. Shorey Endowment

Reference Number

1997.658

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