The Father's Leave-Taking

William Holman Hunt, English, 1827 - 1910



Etching and drypoint on laid paper

Plate: 7 7/16 × 9 7/8 in. (18.9 × 25.1 cm)

Sheet: 13 1/8 × 18 13/16 in. (33.3 × 47.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Initialled and dated, in plate, lower right: 18 Whh[letters overlapping] 79

Course History

ENGL 53, Twentieth Century British Fiction: 1900 to WWII, Brenda Silver, Spring 2013

ARTH 41.04, European Art 1850-1900, Allan Doyle, Spring 2019

ARTH 41.04, European Art 1850-1900, Allan Doyle, Spring 2019

ENGL 62.03/WGSS 48.09, 19th Century British Women Writers, Carolyn Dever, Fall 2019


The artist; Mrs. Elizabeth Burt [artist's granddaughter]; James A. Bergquist, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2004.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hartnoll 17; Engen p. 121; Walker Art Gallery 83

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