William Holman Hunt. John Ballantyne (1815-1897). 1865. Oil on canvas. 25 in. x 30 in. (635 mm x 763 mm). Collection: National Portrait Gallery, London. Accession no. NPG 2555, purchased 1932. Reproduced here under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) CC by NC licence. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

Closer view of the easel and painting.

This is another of the series of paintings by Ballantyne, of artists at work in their studios, as if just now engaged on one of their masterpieces. In this case, the work is Hunt's The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple (1854-60). — Jacqueline Banerjee

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Created 28 July 2022