Edward Aubrey Hunt (1855-1922)
|Artist Name||Edward Aubrey Hunt (1855-1922)|
|Title||The Venetian Lagoon|
|Description||This charming Victorian marine oil painting is by American British artist Edward Aubrey Hunt. Painted in 1888 the painting is of the Venetian lagoon with Venice in the background. Hunt was a prolific exhibitor at the Royal Academy. The colours are so vibrant and the point of view is as if he painted it from a boat looking towards Venice. A very alluring painting in a fine Victorian frame.
Signed lower right.
Royal Exchange Art Gallery London.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||26 x 14 inches|
|Frame||Housed in ornate gilt frame, 33 inches by 21 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Edward Aubrey Hunt (1855-1922) was born at Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Hunt was admitted to L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and studied in Paris for five years. He married in 1876 to Agnes FitzGibbon and returned to London in 1878 where he became an established artist. Hunt returned frequently to his home town of Weymouth, Boston where he painted and sold the paintings in England. Hunt travelled extensively and must have lived at Lowestoft, Suffolk about 1910. He exhibited at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery and the Royal Academy 1906-1938 from London 1906 and 1938, Conway, Wales in 1907 and from Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1910. As a means of supplementing his income as an artist, throughout his career Hunt painted portraits one of the more well-known of these portraits is of Andrew Carnegie's partner, Henry Phipps. In the 80's Aubrey Hunt was the father of four children, however his marriage ended in the late 1880's. During one of his trips to Tangier, Morocco he met Maude Chadwick and they were married in 1892. They moved to Tangier where they remained for a some ten years and two of his important paintings are ‘Off the Barbara Coast’ and ‘Fantasia, Tangiers, Morroco’. Following the birth of his daughter, Mavis, Hunt returned to England living at a manor house at Hemmingford Grey, Huntingdonshire 1901-1904 and where they had another son. Some of Hunt's most successful landscapes and scenes along the river Ouse were painted during these years. Hunt died on November 22, 1922.|