The School-Girl's Hymn

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This is a 'pot-boiler' and shows 'a girl going to school in a smiling summer Sunday morning, singing her hymn as she walks along'. The model was Miriam Wilkinson, a labourer's daughter Hunt met while staying with Thomas Combe at a farmhouse near Hastings in Kent in 1858. The painting was completed in October 1859 and bought by Combe before the opening of an exhibition at Gambart's gallery.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



The School-Girl's Hymn




oil on panel


H 35 x W 25 cm

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bequeathed by Martha Combe (née Edwards), 1893

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