(1830 - 1896)


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Height: 30.48cm

Width: 43.18cm

Country: United Kingdom

Medium: Watercolour heightened with scratching out

Provenance: Chris Beetles, Summer Exhibition, 2000, no.172.

Full Description

Alfred William Hunt was born in Liverpool and studied at Oxford where he won the Newdigate Prize for English Verse in 1851. He was a Fellow at Corpus Christi, Oxford until 1861 when he decided to devote his career to art and moved to London. Influenced by Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, his watercolours were admired by Ruskin. He travelled widely in Britain and the Continent and was a frequent and regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, Royal Watercolour Society and elsewhere.