Letter

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Letter from Alfred Gissing to Winifred Isaac. He writes of his biography of Holman Hunt, published in 1936: I am gratified to hear of your interest in my biography of Holman Hunt. I have always thought that the Pre-Raphaelites deserve a good deal more reverence than present times are inclined to give them. Writers to-day speak far too condescendingly about their works & one somehow can never feel that their own achievements in any way justify this attitude. I never knew Holman Hunt himself - only one of his sons. You would, I am sure, enjoy a ramble through his house, which contains some exquisite Holman Hunt pictures not seen by the general public.

Dated at Barbon, Westmorland, via Carnforth.