Hunt, Charles Snr. (1803-1877)
Charles Hunt was a painter of contemporary genre and sporting subjects, often humorous, as well as historical. His name is synonymous with the highest excellence in animal and figure paintings.
He is singled out by Reynolds, who illustrated in the Museum, as being one of those “artists who painted modern life in the 1850’s and attained a standard of achievement which ensures their continuing interest”.
Hunt exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1862 and 1873. He also exhibited at the British Institution and Suffolk Street.