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William Henry Hunt
THE IRISH ORANGE SELLER
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426
William Henry Hunt
THE IRISH ORANGE SELLER
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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William Henry Hunt
LONDON 1790 - 1864
THE IRISH ORANGE SELLER
Watercolour over pencil, heighened with bodycolour, scratching out, stopping out and gum arabic;
signed and dated lower right: W. Hunt 1835
305 by 203 mm.
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Provenance

William Yates;
with Leger Galleries, London;
Mrs R Goldsmith, by 1968 
with Lowell Libson, London, by 2014

Exhibited

Blackburn, Municipal Art Gallery, 1907, no. 241;
London, Lowell Libson, British Watercolours, 2014, no. 41

Catalogue Note

After spending his early career focusing on landscapes, during the 1830s William Hunt increasingly painted genre subjects. The present watercolour is a fine example of his interest in this theme.

Hunt explores the range of possibilities that can be achieved with watercolour in this work. The contrast of light and shadow is reminiscent of an oil painting, and his experiments with a cross-hatching and stippling technique demonstrates his desire to explore the medium.

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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