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. In 1861, 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). 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, they had a son Cecil Ackland (1883-1959) 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 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. His wife Emma died on 9 June 1896 and Arthur died at 10 Kidbrooke Grove, Blackheath, Kent on 19 April 1914.

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