William Henry Hunt
A Small Ship at Sea under a Bank of Cloud date not known

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William Henry Hunt 1790–1864
A Small Ship at Sea under a Bank of Cloud
Date Date not known
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 95 x 125 mm
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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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.

August 2004

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