A cut melon
Reproduction French Louis XVI scotia frame, water gilded, black tempera
Excellent
A study from life, possibly a working drawing for one of his highly-finished still life paintings, this displays all of Hunt’s attention to detail and his extraordinary facility with watercolour. Using a limited range of greys and ochres on tinted paper, with white bodycolour and a touch of red, the artist has concentrated on the realization of the melon’s various textures, from the corrugated peel and spongey pith to the flaws in the flesh and skin. The pips are carefully outlined in pencil, but coloured with rapid panache in touches of grey and gold. The result is a striking exposition of an artist’s method of working, which delivers to the spectator the essence of a melon.
Dimensions
Height 16.50 cm (6.50 inches)
Width 22.90 cm (9.02 inches)
External Height 34.90 cm (13.74 inches)
External Width 40.30 cm (15.87 inches)
Medium
Watercolour & pencil on paper
Signed/Inscribed
'W.HUNT'
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