A Boy with a Pole

Artist William Henry Hunt (English, 1790–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA WC cat. p 94

Dimensions

Sheet: 27.5 x 18.5 cm (10 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.128

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on board

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Dull red jacket and waistcoat, blue cap, yellow-brown knee-breeches; holds a yellow pole. The free handling and the direct use of color are those of Hunt’s middle period. The boy, whom he found at Hastings c. 1831 and brought to London, is apparently the model used by Hunt in many other pictures.

Inscription

Lower right in graphite: Hunt; verso in ink:William Henry Hunt

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935, Cambridge); 8 March 1906

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection