Tagged with 19th century painting

William Henry Hunt Watercolour painter

William Henry Hunt Watercolour painter

Hunt is an artist I’d not heard of, so his show at the Courtauld Institute was an eye opener. Born near Covent Garden in 1790, he was disabled, so unable to do physical work, but fortunately he showed a talent for art so was apprenticed at the age of 14 to John Varley who shared … Continue reading

Ennui

In my research on wife selling, there seems to have been two reasons that loom large for separation: the woman falls for someone else, and that they both become weary of each other. This painting by Sickert, in Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum seems to sum it up so well. The husband drinking and smoking, the woman … Continue reading