Hunt, William 1790-1864 British, The Master of his Realm, a very handsome Cockerel and Chickens
Hunt, William 1790-1864 British, The Master of his Realm, a very handsome Cockerel and Chickens. 6.25 x 8.5 ins., (16 x 21 cms.), Watercolour, Signed W.HUNT. Good condition. Hunt was highly regarded in is day as a very good painter, and his work is held in most of the major museums in the UK and America. He regularly exhibited at the RA until he was elected as an associate member of the Society of Painters in Watercolours. All his life he struggled with his deformed legs, which made landscapes almost impossible for him. When he died of apolplexy, Ruskin paid him a great compliment, "all in all, the finest ever painter of still life." Praise indeed.
Auction Date: July 2020