HUNT, Arthur Ackland

1841 - 1914

Arthur Ackland Hunt

Arthur Ackland Hunt was born at Herne Bay, Kent on 12 May 1841, one of the thirteen children of of Dr Thomas Hunt (18 February 1798-26 November 1879), F.R.C.S., and his first wife Martha Mary née Colam (14 January 1808-11 January 1861), who married at St Sepulchre Church, Holborn, London on 8 August 1827. Arthur studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London was heavily influenced by the work of the French Impressionists, particularly Monet. In 1861, Arthur was a 19-year-old artist, living at 23 Alfred Place, London with his 63-year-old widowed father Thomas, and nine siblings, Matilda 29, Esther Maria 27, John 26, William 22, Mary Elizabeth 18, George Greenway 15 and Emily Teresa 13, all born at Herne Bay, with Caroline Stafford 10 and Edward Jacobson 8, both born in London. Arthur lived with his father until his marriage at Cheadle, Staffordshire on 24 July 1879, to Emma Sarah Blagg (1839-9 June 1896), daughter of John Michael Blagg, a solicitor. In 1881, 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 his 41-year-old wife Emma and their 4-month-old daughter Amy Winifred, and their son Cecil Ackland Hunt (1883-1959) was also an artist, 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 Birmingham Society of Artists; Dudley Gallery; Manchester City Art Gallery; Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and 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 and 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. Arthur Ackland Hunt died at 10 Kidbrooke Grove, Blackheath, Kent on 19 April 1914.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 2 Percy Street, Bedford Square, London
1865 36 An Old Salt
         484 Chums at Work
1866 388 T Heckstall Smith Esq., FRCS
1867 684 Home at Last
from 22 Chartres St., Berners Street, London
1868 61 Dr Richardson, FRS. President of the Medical Society of London
1869 48 Hormuzd Rassam, Esq. FRGS.
1870 654 Jock and his Mistress (portrait).
1871 112 Mrs Hecktall Smith
         752Library at the Firs, Lee.
1872 707 The Library, Green Hedges, East Grinstead.
         778 H H Hassan Pasha
1873 497 The Rev Alfred Barry, DD.
from 55 Berners Street, London
1874 330 Edith Hecktall Smith
1894 1113 The Gouliot Cliffs, Sark
1897 1163 Brechon Cliffs, Sark
1899 837 I cannot mind my wheel, mother!
1900 711 When the Heart is Young.
1902 659 Holiday Fishing

Works by This Artist