Andrew Hunt (1790 – 1861) was a pupil of the successful Birmingham drawing master and landscape artist Samuel Lines (1778 – 1863) then moving to Liverpool where he was listed as a print seller, frame maker and artists’ repository in Bold Street from 1818 to 1843. He was exhibited at the Liverpool Academy from 1822, becoming a member in 1850. His only surviving son Alfred William Hunt (1830 – 1896) was born in Liverpool and also had success as a landscape artist. This seems to be a pair with WAAG 4344, also a view of Sefton Mill. Hunt produced an oil painting of Sefton Mill and Church in 1841 (WAG 9853) - this is a very close viewpoint, although the church is not seen.