HUNT, Arthur Ackland

1841 - 1914

Arthur Ackland Hunt

Born at Herne Bay, Kent on 12 May 1841, eighth child of of Dr Thomas Hunt (1827-1879), FRCS and his first wife Martha Mary née Colam, who married at Holborn, London on 8 August 1827. In 1861, a 20 year old 'artist' living at 23 Alfred Place, London with his parents and lived with his parents until his marriage at Cheadle, Staffordshire on 24 July 1879 to Emma Sarah Blagg. In 1891 'an artist, painter in oil, portrait figures, landscapes, and instructor in freehand drawings in the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, Civil Service appointment Admiralty' living at Lynton Villa, Kidbrooke, Blackheath, Kent with their 4 month old daughter and Arthur was still at this address in 1913. Arthur Ackland Hunt was a painter who specialised in group scenes and landscapes, a member of the Royal Academy from 1865 to 1902 and also had pictures exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy; the Royal Society of British Artists, Birmingham; Dudley Gallery & New Dudley Gallery; Manchester City Art Gallery; Royal Society of Painter-etchers & Engravers; The British Institution; The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1914 and exhibited from Lynton Villa, Kidbrooke Grove, Blackheath in 1883, five watercolours 'Chiamut, Switzerland, near Andermatt', 'Episcopal Court, Coire, Switzerland', 'Woods Bay, from the Valley of Rocks, Lynton', 'Lynmouth, Devon, Evening' and 'Entrance of the Tanina Valley, Switzerland' he also had on show two monochromes, a drawing, an etching and a table lot. In 1891 he exhibited from 8 Berners Street, London 'Port du Moulin, Sark', 'From Infancy to Old Age' and 'Les Autlets, Sark' and in 1893 'Contentment' and was a regular exhibitor. Emma Hunt died in 1896 and Arthur on 19 April 1914 and they had two children, Amy Winifred and Cecil Ackland.

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