HUNT, Miss Henrietta Louisa

1854 - 1927

Born at Ipswich in 1854, daughter of Joah Furey Hunt, soap manufacturer, and his wife Henrietta née McInnes, who married at St Pancras, London in 1852. In 1861, a 6 year old living at 60 St Peter’s Street, Ipswich with her parents, 39 year old Joah, born Hornsey, Middlesex and 38 year old Henrietta, born Scotland and her 7 year old sibling sister Leila Emma. As Louisa Hunt, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1875-1879 but exhibited ten still life works in 1881 ‘Wild Flowers’, 'Red Roses', 'Yellow Chrysanthemums', 'Poppies', 'Roses', 'Field Flowers', Chrysanthemums', 'Roses', 'Primulas' and 'Grapes'. She married at Ipswich in 1881, Edwin Powell and and in 1882 as Mrs Louie Powell exhibited from Newstead Lodge, Lee, Kent 'The Last of the Rose' and in 1883 as Mrs Powell (Miss Louie Hunt) from the same address three oils 'Primulas' and two entitled 'Chrysanthemums' and was a regular exhibitor. As Mrs Powell she rejoined the Ipswich Art Club 1889-1908 and continued to exhibit and exhibited eight pictures from Newstead Lodge in 1905 including 'Primulas', 'Wallflowers', 'Daffodils' and 'Violets'. In 1891, a 36 year old, living at Highfield Lodge, 37 Newstead Road, Lee, London with her 46 year old husband Edwin, a director of a wholesale warehouse company, born Peckham, London, their two children, both born London and retained three servants. They were still living at 37 Newstead Road in 1911 but husband Edwin was described as a retired bank manager. She later returned to Suffolk and died at Woodbridge in 1927, aged 73.