Monday, March 18, 2013

William Henry Hunt

William Henry Hunt (1790-1864) was an English watercolor painter who specialized in still lifes. Due to his fondness for one particular subject he was given the nickname "Bird's Nest Hunt".

A Barn Interior with a Boy Standing by a Chest

 A Peasant Girl (1838)

 A Water Carrier (1830s)



 Grapes and a Yellow Snail Shell (ca. 1850)

 Primroses and Bird's Nest (1840s)

 Still Life with Greengages and Plums on a Mossy Bank

 Still Life with Roses in a Vase and a Bird's Nest (ca. 1850)

 Still Life with Sea Shells on a Mossy Bank

 Still Life with a Jug, a Cabbage in a Basket and a Gherkin

 The Farm Boys (1833)

Untitled (Drawing of a Gentleman)


  1. The watercolor in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, which is now known at The Farm Boys was signed and dated 1833 by the artist. Hunt rarely, if ever, dated works he painted in the 1850s.

    Craig Englund