William Henry Hunt

Coast Scene, a Ship to Left

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: 87 x 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08946

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When Hunt began his artistic career in 1806 his background and technique were shaped by eighteenth-century practice. As the years went by he changed both his technique and his subject matter. By his death in 1864 he had become in all basic respects a typical Victorian artist, and a figure who had made a significant technical impact on a number of his fellow artists.

Gallery label, August 2004

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