William Henry Hunt

A Small Ship at Sea under a Bank of Cloud

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
William Henry Hunt 1790–1864
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T10269

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Ruskin reported that Hunt had ‘frequent opportunities of conversing with Turner’ around 1840, and it is possible that Turner was interested in Hunt’s earlier looser style of ‘wet on wet’ washes. The later oils by Turner displayed here share a simplicity in style and subject matter with these early shore scenes by Hunt.

Gallery label, August 2004

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