St Gotthard

Alfred William Hunt, 1859; 1860

WAG 4246

About this object

This unfinished drawing is a view of the St Gotthard Pass in Switzerland. The bridge in the middle distance was known as the Devil's Bridge.

JMW Turner (1775 - 1851) made several sketches and paintings of the Pass and Hunt would have been aware of his example.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Alfred William Hunt (British: English, born:1830-11-15, died:1896-05-03)
  • Date
    1859; 1860
  • Materials
    Pencil; Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 18.9 cm x 27 cm
  • Physical description
    An unfinished drawing of a loosely sketched mountainous landscape with purple and red tones. In the valley in the immediate centre is a pencil sketch of a two arch bridge and a road leading to a house.
  • Related people
    Alfred William Hunt (Artist/maker) ; Violet Isabel Hunt (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 4246
  • 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: St. Gothard
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Verso; Upper left
Object view = Fine Art
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