Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon

Alfred William Hunt, 1847

WAG 4556

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

  • Artist(s)
    Alfred William Hunt (British: English, born:15 November 1830, died:3 May 1896)
  • Date
    1847
  • Materials
    White heightening; White heightening; Grey paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 27.9 cm x 22.4 cm
  • Physical description
    A view of a ruined castle with a small path in the foreground leading to it. The surrounding area is scattered with trees.
  • Related people
    Alfred William Hunt (Artist/maker); Violet Isabel Hunt (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 4556
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by Miss Violet Hunt in 1910
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

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

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: BERRY POMEROY DEVON
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Recto; Lower centre
  • Inscription text: Alfred Hunt 1847
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Recto; Lower centre
Object view = Fine Art
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