WINDSOR CASTLE
By ALFRED WILLIAM HUNT


WINDSOR CASTLE
By ALFRED WILLIAM HUNT (1830- 1896)
IN THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON

Alfred Hunt was a remarkable man, who, if he had been less clever, would probably have been a greater painter. For a long time he was torn between two ambitions, and succeeded in a good measure in both. Fortunately, by a happy success, he was induced to sacrifice the one in favour of the other, but his mind was not filled with his work to the extent that he was bound to achieve a rank with the immortals. He was learned and talented, but he lacked the inspiring fire that would have made a genius of him.

His father was an artist, and the son was brought up in an artistic environment. At the early age of twelve he exhibited his first picture, and during his youth he combined the study of art with the successful pursuit of a general education. He won an exhibition at the Liverpool Collegiate School, and in 1848 proceeded to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with a scholarship. Art and the classics were pursued with equal success. In 1850 he became a member of the Liverpool Academy. In 1851 he won the Newdigate Prize at Oxford. In 1852 he took his degree with a second-class in classics. In 1854 he exhibited at the Academy "A View of Wastdale Head from Styhead Pass, Cumberland." In 1855 he became M.A., while in 1856 he showed one picture, " Summer Eve by Haunted Stream," at the Portland Gallery, and "Llyn Idwal" at the Royal Academy, where it was hung on the line and was warmly praised by Ruskin. Having failed to obtain a mastership at Oxford, this last success decided Hunt to devote himself to the production of his Turneresque landscapes, and he adhered to his resolution although he became a Fellow of his college in the following year.

From the book "Famous Paintings" Volume 2 printed in 1913.

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Biography Alfred William Hunt
at Victorian Web

Watercolor by Hunt
at Victorian Web

Alfred William Hunt
at the Tate Gallery

Alfred William Hunt
at Wikipedia

Hunt
three works at the Chris Beetles Gallery

Alfred William Hunt and the Art of Landscape


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Bashkirtseff
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Bouguereau
Charity


John Brett
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Arnesby Brown
The River Bank


Joseph Clark
Mother's Darling


John Constable
The Hay-Wain


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
The Fisherman's Hut


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
A Flood


Leonardo Da Vinci
Monna Lisa


Edouard Detaille
The Dream


Henri Fantin-Latour
Flowers


Thomas Gainsborough
Queen Charlotte


Thomas Gainsborough
The Market Cart


Jean Baptiste Greuze
The Head of a Girl


Jean Baptiste Greuze
Fidelity


James Clark Hook
Home With the Tide


Alfred William Hunt
Windsor Castle


Josef Israels
The Shipwrecked Mariner


B.W. Leader
The Stream in Summer-time


Madame Vigee Le Brun
Portrait of the Artist

Alphonse Legros
A Canal With a Fisherman


Anton Mauve
Watering Horses


J.L.E. Meissonier
The Cavalier


Sir J.E. Millais
Speak! Speak!


Sir J.E. Mallais
My First Sermon


George Morland
The Reckoning


George Morland
The Inside of a Stable


Murillo
The Immaculate Conception
of the Virgin


Alfred Parsons
When Nature Painted
All Things Gay


Ralph Peacock
The Sisters


Rembrandt
Syndics of the
Cloth Merchants' Guild


Guido Reni
"Ecce Homo"


Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Mrs. Richard Hoare
With Her Infant Son


Briton Riviere
The Temptation
in the Wilderness


Dante Gabriel
Rossetti
Day Dreams


John Singer Sargent
Miss Ellen Terry
as Lady Macbeth


Lady Stanley
(Dorothy Tennant)
His First Offence


Jan Steen
Grace Before Meat


Marcus Stone
On the Road from
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Constant Troyon
Watering Cattle


H.S. Tuke
"All Hands to the Pumps"


Velazquez
King Philip IV. of Spain


S.E. Waller
Sweethearts and Wives


Thomas Webster
The Smile

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Famous Paintings Volume 2
Art Gallery

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Art Appreciation
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