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.

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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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