• Beached Boats on the Thames -
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    Inscribed on reverse of mount: Wm Hunt

    Black and white chalk on blue paper

    17 by 25.4 cm.,   6 by 10 in.

  • Portrait of a Peasant Girl -
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    watercolour heightened with bodycolour, gum arabic and scratching out

    17.7 by 13.7cm., 6 3/4 by 51/4 inches

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    Hunt often used members of his family as sitters and the present watercolour may show his daughter Emma, which would date it to circa 1845. He is often described as the link between the early watercolourists and the Victorian artists of the second half of the nineteenth century due to his use of strong colour and bodycolour

     

    Provenance:

    Simon Carter Gallery, Woodbridge;

    Private Collection until 2008

  • Cottages near St Albans, Hertfordshire -
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    inscribed on old label: Cottages/near St Albans/by/Wm Hy Hunt

    watercolour heightened with bodycolour, gum arabic and scratching out

    17.9 x 25.9cm., 7 x 10 inches

     

    Provenance:

    With Spink-Leger, London, 2000

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Spink-Leger, Feeling through the Eye ? the New Landscape in Britain 1800-1830, 2000, no. 38

     

    This is an early work dating from between 1808 and 1820 when Hunt?s early patron Dr Thomas Monro took a cottage at Bushey, Hertfordshire where Hunt was a frequent visitor. He produced a number of similar drawings of cottages and farm buildings during this period. A view of St Albans Cathedral by Hunt is in the Victoria and Albert Museum and a view of a street in St Albans is in the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (see John Witt, William Henry Hunt, 1982, nos. 168 and 247).

  • 'The Book of Omens' -
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    Indistinctly signed lower right

    Watercolour heightened with bodycolour, gum arabic, stopping out and scratching out

     

    26.2 by 28.2 cm., 10 1/2 by 11 inches

     

    Hunt depicts an impressionable young woman who has been reading a book of omens and is consequently startled by a real or imaginary noise she has heard in a dark corner of the room. He often used members of his family as sitters and the present watercolour may show his daughter Emma, which would date it to circa 1845.

  • Portrait of a Girl -
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    Full length, seated

    watercolour over pencil

    32.3 by 20.4 cm., 12 ? by 8 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Julius Held (1905-2002)

  • A Lady asleep in a Chair -
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    Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour on laid paper

    With a pencil study of an easel verso

    13.7 by 11 cm., 5 ? x 4 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    The artist?s daughter, Emma, Mrs Thomas Robinson;

    Her son William Hunt Robinson;

    His eldest daughter Maud Marie Ennis, n?e Robinson (1886-1963);

    Her son Desmond Wilfred Ennis (d. 2000);

    By descent until 2010

  • Study of a Cow being milked -
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    Signed lower right: W. HUNT

    pencil

    9.1 by 12.6 cm., 3 1/2 by 5 inches

  • A Dog resting its head -
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    Signed lower right: W. HUNT

    pencil

    5.1 by 6.5 cm., 2 by 2 1/2 inches

  • The Flower Girl -
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  • Houses on the Thames -
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    Signed and dated 1806

    Black and white chalk on buff paper

    14.9 by 22.7 cm., 5 by 8 in.

     

    This was drawn when Hunt was only 16 and a pupil of John Varley 
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