The Winter Dining Room by William Henry Hunt

This work was commissioned by the 5th Earl of Essex as part of a larger commission to paint interior and exterior views of Cassiobury House, the Essex family seat in Watford, as well as the park and estate cottages.


Pencil, brown ink & watercolour
24 x 34 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £11,763)
Acquired in:

The Winter Dining Room is depicted in its heyday with the richest colours and minute attention to detail. It illustrates the elegant panelled room with its ancestral portraits, stained-glass windows, swagged drapes and elaborate furniture.


Artist's sale; Christie's, 1864; Crofts; Christie's, 1995 (unsold).

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