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

William Holman Hunt 1827-1910

Ink and black chalk, drawn in 1876

Accession number WAG 6595

ink and chalk study of a child

Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery, 1967

Whilst preparing to paint 'The Triumph of the Innocents' in Jerusalem, Hunt obtained local models to pose for the baby Jesus. In this drawing the body is more highly finished than the head. It is one of several studies for the same figure, drawn in Jerusalem.