Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Chorister - Charles Stanley Pollitt

I've been tracking down late pre raphaelite influences. This was exhibited at the RA in 1916. As a boy Pollitt wrote to Holman Hunt for advice and became his protege; going to the art school in Manchester at Hunt's expense. By then Hunt was nearly blind and the young boy led him round the galleries as they discussed the paintings. 

In 1916 Politt was living in Florence. He became a copyist at the Uffizi and later a professor of English at the Vatican.

In this picture it was painted in Hunt's influenced wet white style and is reminiscent of May Morning.

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