'Peasant Boy' an oil on gouache portrait of a young peasant boy looking out of the window.
William Henry Hunt was an apprentice to the landscape painter John Varley in 1805. He remained with him for five-six years. In 1807 he exhibited three oil pictures at the Royal Academy in 1807. Leading Victorian art critic John Ruskin described Hunt as the 'finest ever painter of still life. He died of Apoplexy in 1864.
In his lifetime, Hunt earned special notice for the accuracy and fine detail of his still lifes with birds' nests, as with the aforementioned Primroses and Birds' Nests—so much so that he acquired the nickname "Bird's Nest" Hunt
William Henry Hunt (1790 – 1864)
Dimensions: H 28cm W 24cm D 2.5cm, Picture H 11cm W 9cm
Date: Circa 1820
Item No: 2906184