Children in Aldenham Church by William Henry Hunt

William Henry Hunt was an important artist in the 19th-century development of English watercolour painting and a member of the Monro Circle of artists patronised in Bushey by Dr Thomas Monro.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour over pen & pencil
Dimensions:
44 x 32 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,080 ( Total: £4,322)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Sotheby's

This architectural study is a historic record of Aldenham Church as it depicts the interior prior to the removal of the box pews during late 19th-century alterations and clearly shows the 14th-century nave, pulpit and gallery with glimpses into the aisles and the 13th-century chancel. Dr Monro commissioned from Hunt a series of drawings and watercolours of scenes in Bushey and the neighbourhood and this work is a finely detailed example of the resulting reed pen drawings with watercolour.

Provenance

Private collection; Sotheby's, 2006.

Venue details

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery Rudolph Road, BUSHEY Hertfordshire WD23 3HW 020 8420 4057 www.busheymuseum.org

Entry details

Free to all

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