Study for the Christ Child in 'The Triumph of the Innocents'

William Holman Hunt 1827-1910

Red and black chalk, drawn in 1876

Accession number WAG 6596

chalk study of a child

Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery,1967

This drawing for the baby Jesus in The Triumph of the Innocents includes several sketches of the baby. They show the artist trying to capture the wriggling movement of the baby, who reaches out to touch his mother's face. The drawing was made in Jerusalem.