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Walter Hunt (1861-1941)


Walter Hunt was an accomplished painter of animals and farmyard scenes. Born in Warwickshire in 1861 he began painting around 13 years old, taught and encouraged by his father, Charles, a genre artist. His younger brother, Edgar, was also an artist who, probably influenced by Walter, specialized in paintings of livestock.


Walter Hunt had an original style in his painting of animals and figures, particularly excellent in his representation of calves. He was a realist but "his animals live in an atmosphere of sunshine and are invariably of the sleek, handsome, coaxing kind” (Marion Dixon).


Walter Hunt exhibited twenty-eight works at the Royal Academy from 1881. ‘Dog in a Manger’, his 1885 exhibit, was bought by the Chancery bequest for the Tate Gallery, London.