Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle

Alfred William Hunt, 1849

WAG 4557

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
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Pencil; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 27.6 cm x 37.5 cm
  • Physical description
    Watercolour view of Kilchurn Castle and Lock Awe. There is a small rowing boat in the foreground on the right and mountains in the distance. The surroundings are reflected in the water.
  • Related people
    Alfred William Hunt (Artist/maker); Violet Isabel Hunt (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 4557
  • 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


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: Loch Awe, Kilchurn Castle 1849 A W H
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note: artist's hand
    Inscription location: Back
  • Inscription text: Macfale
    Inscription method: Watercolour
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right
  • Inscription text: Kilchurn Cas + Glen Shee
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Recto; Lower left
Object view = Fine Art
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