Cecil Arthur Hunt (1873 - 1965) was born in Torquay, studied at Cambridge and was called to the bar in 1899. He had his first exhibition at the Alpine Galleries in 1900. He became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1914, Associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1919 (the year he took up full time painting)and became a full memebr in 1925.Hunt is a painter of atmospheric subjects, mountains and the sea. He visited the Dolomites, Scotland , the Rhone valley, northern Italy as well as Devon and Cornwall. Hunt lived in Chelsea and had a farm estate at Foxworthy on the edge of Dartmoor. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, The Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of British Artists. In addition Hunt had six one man shows at the Fine Art Society, 1919-1934 and one at Colnaghi in 1945. Following Hunt's death there was a large show at the Royal Watercolour Society and Chris Beetles held a major retrospective at his London Gallery in 1996.
This watercolour was a Gift Aided donation to FARA North End Road.