William Henry Hunt O.W.S. 1790-1864. English School 19th.Century. Pencil Portrait Study of a Gentleman. Signed lower left. Drawn on thin wove card some slight time discolouration. Circa.1830. Provenance: Hestletine Collection & The Fine Art Society, their label verso dated 1947. Arnold Fellows Collection.
8 by 9.5 cms.
Eminent English Watercolourist. Hunt was one of the key figures in nineteenth-century English watercolour painting. His work was extensively collected in his lifetime, particularly his genre pictures of children and his intimate portrait drawings, his detailed, naturalistic still lifes of fruit, flowers, and birds' nests earned him the nickname ‘Bird’s Nest’ Hunt.