See also:colour painter, was
See also:born near Long Acre,
See also:London, on the 28th of
See also:March 1790 . He was apprenticed about 1805 to
See also:John Varley, the landscape-painter, with whom he remained five or six years, exhibiting three oil pictures at the Royal Academy in 1807 . He was early connected with the Society of Painters in Water-colour, of which
See also:body, then in a transition state, he was elected associate in 1824, and full member in 1827 . To its exhibitions he was until the
See also:year of his
See also:death one of the most prolific contributors . Many years of
See also:Hunt's uneventful and industrious
See also:life were passed at Hastings . He died of apoplexy on the loth of
See also:February 1864 . Hunt was one of the creators of the English school of water-colour
See also:painting . His subjects, especially those of his later life, are extremely
See also:simple; but, by the delicacy,
See also:humour and
See also:fine power of their treatment, they
See also:rank second to
See also:works of the highest-
See also:art only . Considered technically, his works exhibit all the resources of the water-colour painter's craft, from the purest transparent tinting to the boldest use of body-colour, rough paper and scraping for texture . His sense of colour is perhaps as true as that of any English artist . " He was," says
See also:Ruskin, " take him for all in all, the finest painter of still life that ever existed." Several characteristic examples of Hunt's
See also:work, as the " Boy and
See also:Goat," "
See also:Brown Study " and " Plums, Primroses and Birds' Nests " are in the
See also:Victoria and
See also:Albert Museum .
THOMAS STERRY HUNT (1826-1892)
WILLIAM HOLMAN HUNT (1827-1910)
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