William Henry Hunt 1790–1864
T01154 STUDY FROM NATURE AT TWICKENHAM circa 1806
Inscribed; see below.
Oil on board, 12 15/16×6⅝ (32.9×16.8).
Purchased at Christie's (Grant-in-Aid) 1969.
Coll: John Linnell; by descent to his great-granddaughter, Mrs John Lucas, sold Christie's, 10 October 1969 (59) bt. Butlin for Tate Gallery.
An inscription on the back, presumably in John Linnell's hand, reads: ‘Study from Nature at Twickenham By Wm Hunt about 1806’.
John Varley had a house at Twickenham, which his pupils John Linnell and William Henry Hunt used as a base for sketching expeditions (see Alfred T Story, The Life of John Linnell, 1892, I, pp. 25–6). Three of Linnell's oil sketches, including at least one made at Twickenham in 1806, are in the Tate Gallery (T933–5).
The Tate Gallery 1968-70, London 1970