Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
William Henry Hunt
Watercolour heightened with bodycolour, gum arabic and scratching out. This is an early work dating from between 1808 and 1820 when Hunt's early patron Dr Thomas Monro took a cottage at Bushey, Hertfordshire where Hunt was a frequent visitor. He produced a number of similar drawings of cottages and farm buildings during this period. A view of St. Albans Cathedral by Hunt is in the Victoria and Albert Museum and a view of a street in St. Albans is in the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (see John Witt, William Henry Hunt, 1982, nos. 168 and 247).
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