William Holman Hunt (1827-1910) was an English artist. Along with John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, he was one of the founder members of the group of painters known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Holman Hunt painted The Shadow of Death between 1870 and 1873 during a visit to the Holy Land. The painting depicts Jesus as a young carpenter. With his arms raised in the air, Jesus's shadow creates the impression of a figure hanging on a cross, prefiguring his crucifixion.