Alfred William Hunt, R.W.S. (1830-1896)
Property from a private collection (Lots 167-174)
Alfred William Hunt, R.W.S. (1830-1896)

Bamburgh Castle at low tide

Alfred William Hunt, R.W.S. (1830-1896)
Bamburgh Castle at low tide
pencil and watercolour with gum arabic, heightened with touches of bodycolour and with scratching out on paper
15 x 21¾ in. (38.1 x 55.3 cm.)
J. Wheeldon Barnes, F.S.A., by 1884; Christie's, London, 7 April 1894, lot 132 (21 gns to Mitchell).
N.C. Cookson by 1897.
Mrs Shearman.
The Newall Collection; Christie's, London, 14 December 1979, lot 172.
The Fuller Collection; Christie's, London, 7 April 2000, lot 32.
Athenaeum, 27 April 1872, p. 531.
Athenaeum, 6 November 1875, p. 616.
London, Fine Art Society, Pictures and drawings of Mr Alfred W. Hunt, 1884, no. 37.
London, London, Old Watercolour Society, 1872, no. 229.
London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of paintings and drawings in watercolour by Alfred William Hunt. 1897, no. 95.
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Memorial Exhibition of pictures by Alfred W. Hunter, R.W.S., 1897, no. 117.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Laing Art Gallery, Coronation Exhibition, 1953, no. 50.
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, The Poetry of Truth: Alfred William Hunt and the Art of Landscape, January-April 2005, no. 43.

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Lot Essay

Hunt stayed with Mr and Mrs Robert Stirling Newall and their family at Bamburgh Castle in 1871 when the Newalls had taken a lease of the Castle from Lord Crewe. A watercolour belonging to Norman C. Cookson, entitled Bamborough, Sunny, was exhibited at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1897, no. 95.

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