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The Light of the World

McCausland, Toronto


The McCausland Company, established in 1856, has made hundreds of versions of this subject, after the famous painting of 1853 by the English artist William Holman Hunt.

In the early 1900s, the painting traveled across Canada, leading to many commissions for Light of the World windows in Protestant churches.

A major exhibition on Hunt, including the original painting, was staged in 2009 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Vancouver Theological College
University of British Columbia