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Watercolour - Still Life with Grapes, Chestnuts and a Pear

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1908P24
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1835 - 1840

Maker Information

Artist:William Henry Hunt - View biography for William Henry Hunt


Hunt is best known for his meticulously-painted still-life watercolours, often featuring fruit, flowers and birds' nests, which earned him the nickname 'Bird's Nest' Hunt. Here he sets fruit modelled with tiny, delicate touches of pigment against a more broadly painted background. The handling of the fruit shows his remarkable eye for detail, capturing even the fingermarks in the dusty bloom of the grapes.

Bequeathed by H.C. Brunning, 1908.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Still Life
Medium:Watercolour and bodycolour on paper.


Height:195 mm
Width:280 mm