Fri, 9th Jul 2021 11:00

Cyril & Shirley Fry: A Life in Art

  Lot 70

William Henry Hunt O.W.S. (British 1790-1864)

William Henry Hunt O.W.S. (British 1790-1864)
A Lady Reading by Lamplight
Signed lower right: W Hunt
Watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, scratching out and gum arabic
31.2 by 22 cm., 10¼ by 9 in.


J. Witt, William Henry Hunt (1790-1864) Life and Work: with a catalogue, London 1982, p.150, no, 379, pl. 43

Possibly Old Water-Colour Society, 1829, no. 13 or 214 (both entitled A Lady by Lamplight)
London, The Fry Gallery, Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Cyril Fry, 1967, no.44

The sitter in the present lot is the same girl as in the Witt Collection, dated 1827 (no. 548) and in the Huntington Library (no. 403)

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