Lago Maggiore

Alfred William Hunt, Between 1859 and 1860

WAG 4245

About this object

Liverpool artist Alfred William Hunt was the only surviving son of landscape painter Andrew Hunt (1790-1861). He was educated at Liverpool Collegiate School and Corpus Christi, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate prize and was elected a fellow in 1853.

Hunt decided to become an artist and returned to Liverpool where he studied at Liverpool Academy Life Class. He first exhibited at the Liverpool Academy in 1847 and was elected Associate in 1854, Member in 1856 and a non-resident member in 1865. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy, London from 1856.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Lago Maggiore
  • Artist(s)
    Alfred William Hunt (British: English, born:15 November 1830, died:3 May 1896)
  • Date
    Between 1859 and 1860
  • Materials
    Pencil; Grey paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 12.9 cm x 20.3 cm
  • Physical description
    A pencil drawing of a lake with trees in the forground and mountains in the distance. On the right is a pier leading over the lake.
  • Related people
    Alfred William Hunt (Artist/maker); Violet Isabel Hunt (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 4245
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery in 1910
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Previous owners

  • Violet Isabel Hunt

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1910
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: AWH (in pencil)
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  • Inscription text: N.S. Lago Maggiore (in pencil, bottom left)
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Object view = Fine Art
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