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Henry Wentworth Monk, 1858

William Holman Hunt
British, 1827 - 1910
oil on canvas
53.3 x 67.3 cm
Purchased 1911
National Gallery of Canada (no. 39)

Born in South March, outside Ottawa, Monk travelled widely in Europe and the Middle East, where he became renowned as an advocate of universal peace. Referred to as "The Prophet", he holds the Book of Revelations and a sealed copy of the "London Times", to remind all that the prophesies of the past are to be revealed in the present.

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