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A Barn Interior

A work made of watercolor, over graphite, with gum arabic, heightened with gouache and scratching out, on paper.
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  • A work made of watercolor, over graphite, with gum arabic, heightened with gouache and scratching out, on paper.

Date:

1830/35

Artist:

William Henry Hunt
English, 1790-1864

About this artwork

Called “Bird’s Nest Hunt” due to his detailed studies of natural objects, William Henry Hunt created genre scenes of unspoiled country life. Considered a Realist, Hunt was known for “honest” subject matter, usually captured in small, close interiors, but here he has depicted a barn like a theatrical stage. Hunt achieved the highlights of this highly detailed watercolor by scratching into the surface of the paper.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

William Henry Hunt

Title

A Barn Interior

Origin

England

Date

1830–1835

Medium

Watercolor, over graphite, with gum arabic, heightened with gouache and scratching out, on paper

Dimensions

312 × 453 mm

Credit Line

Suzanne S. Dixon Prints and Drawings Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

2006.748

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