Sitting



Il Dolce Far Niente, 1866 by William Holman Hunt, Private Collection.

The title can be translated into something akin to the joy of doing nothing. The model who sat for this work eventually became his wife, her name was Fanny Waugh. The original model for this work was a woman named Annie Miller whom Hunt also wanted to marry, but their romance crumbled when she would not stop modeling for other artists.