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Animal painter, b. 1861 - d. 1941

Born in London in 1861, Walter Hunt, an artist best known as an outstanding animal painter, rose to relative prominence in England for his portrayals of dogs, horses, and calves and for his intricate attention to detail and color. Walter Hunt's paintings were influenced from growing up in an artistic family, with his father Charles and brother Edgar also recognized painters.

As a successful English artist early in his life, Hunt presented at the Royal Academy beginning in 1881, showing many of his most famous paintings. The Highland Earth, Best of Friends, Playmates, Dog in a Manger, and The Foster Mother are five well-known Walter Hunt paintings and artwork for sale in original and print form. Art enthusiasts will find animal artwork and collectible genre paintings for sale at Invaluable.

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      • Walter Hunt Oil, "Off the Scent"
        Jun. 29, 2024

        Walter Hunt Oil, "Off the Scent"

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Walter Hunt (British 1861-1941) "Off the Scent," 1898, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, signed, titled, dated inscribed with the artist's address verso. Bearing Frost and Reed Label. framed in 19thc. gilt wood frame. Provenance: Frost and Reed, London Vixseboxse Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio, 1943 Dimensions: 20 x 30 in. canvas size, 31 x 41 in. as framed. Condition: Some delamination in upper right corner, several areas of paint loss in terrier at lower center, some light buckling of canvas, light craquelure and drying cracks. Dust accretions to frame.

        Neue Auctions
      • Walter Hunt "Best Friends" Framed Framed Glicee
        Jun. 22, 2024

        Walter Hunt "Best Friends" Framed Framed Glicee

        Est: $100 - $200

        "Best Friends" by Walter hunt oil on canvas print is a wholesome depiction of gentle/motherly dog playing with kittens. Measuring approx. 27" tall x 37.25" wide. In good condition, see photos.

        Premier Auction Galleries
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Calf and chickens
        Mar. 13, 2024

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Calf and chickens

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Calf and chickens signed 'W.HUNT.' (lower right); further signed, dedicated and dated 'XMAS.1911./To Mr & Mrs Maurice Davis/Best Wishes From W.HUNT' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 18 x 25.5cm (7 1/16 x 10 1/16in). ~For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Dog in the manger
        Mar. 13, 2024

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Dog in the manger

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Dog in the manger signed and dated 'W.HUNT.1910' (lower right) oil on canvas 51 x 77cm (20 1/16 x 30 5/16in). ~For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A lesson hard learned
        Mar. 13, 2024

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A lesson hard learned

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A lesson hard learned signed and dated 'W.HUNT 94' (lower left); further inscribed with the artist's address (on the reverse) oil on board 30 x 40cm (11 13/16 x 15 3/4in). ~For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • lithograph on paper titled Rescue of a Lost
        Feb. 18, 2024

        lithograph on paper titled Rescue of a Lost

        Est: -

        Friend after a piece by British painter Walter Hunt (1861-1941). It depicts a collie dog barking up a snow-covered hill after discovering a lost lamb lying in the cold. It is unsigned and presented in a wood frame with string to the verso

        R & R Auction INC
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Calves by the water's edge, a pair each 31 x 41cm (12 3/16 x 16 1/8in) ((2))
        Nov. 15, 2023

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Calves by the water's edge, a pair each 31 x 41cm (12 3/16 x 16 1/8in) ((2))

        Est: £7,000 - £9,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Calves by the water's edge, a pair both signed and dated 'W Hunt 1925' (lower left) oil on canvas each 31 x 41cm (12 3/16 x 16 1/8in) (2)

        Bonhams
      • WALTER HUNT: FLOCK OF SHEEP WITH CALF AND DUCKS BY A STREAM
        Jun. 20, 2023

        WALTER HUNT: FLOCK OF SHEEP WITH CALF AND DUCKS BY A STREAM

        Est: €5,000 - €10,000

        Walter Hunt Flock of sheep with calf and ducks by a stream 1902 oil on canvas; framed 64 x 77 cm signed and dated on the lower right: W. Hunt 1902 inscribed on the reverse private property, Austria

        Im Kinsky
      • WALTER HUNT SONNENSCHEIN IM SCHATTEN
        Sep. 09, 2022

        WALTER HUNT SONNENSCHEIN IM SCHATTEN

        Est: €6,000 - €12,000

        WALTER HUNT 1861 - 1941 Sunshine in shade Oil on canvas. 65 x 78 cm (F. 81 x 94 cm). Signed lower right 'W. Hunt'. Verso: signed on canvas with place name and titled 'Walter Hunt Southfields London S.W. Sunshine in Shade' and numbered 1416. Part. dam., part. restored. Frame.Zeichen(10)WALTER HUNT 1861 - 1941 Sonnenschein im Schatten Öl auf Leinwand. 65 x 78 cm (R. 81 x 94 cm). Signiert unten rechts 'W. Hunt'. Verso: auf Leinwand signiert ortsbezeichnet und betitelt 'Walter Hunt Southfields London S.W. Sunshine in Shade' sowie nummeriert 1416. Part. besch., part. rest. Rahmen.

        Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
      • WALTER HUNT (BRITISH 1861-1941), OTTERHOUNDS AND TERRIERS BY A STREAM
        May. 26, 2022

        WALTER HUNT (BRITISH 1861-1941), OTTERHOUNDS AND TERRIERS BY A STREAM

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        WALTER HUNT (BRITISH 1861-1941)OTTERHOUNDS AND TERRIERS BY A STREAMOil on canvasSigned and dated 1933 (lower left)14 x 22cm (5½ x 8½ in.)The proceeds of this lot will be donated to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • WALTER SIMMONS HUNT (Massachusetts, 19th Century), A forest stream., Pastel on board, 17" x 13" sight. Framed 28" x 22".
        Oct. 15, 2021

        WALTER SIMMONS HUNT (Massachusetts, 19th Century), A forest stream., Pastel on board, 17" x 13" sight. Framed 28" x 22".

        Est: $125 - $200

        WALTER SIMMONS HUNT Massachusetts, 19th Century A forest stream. Signed lower right "W.S. Hunt".

        Eldred's
      • WALTER HUNT (BRITISH 1861-1941), AN INTRUDER
        Jul. 21, 2021

        WALTER HUNT (BRITISH 1861-1941), AN INTRUDER

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        WALTER HUNT (BRITISH 1861-1941)AN INTRUDEROil on canvasSigned and dated 1905 (lower left)50 x 75cm (19½ x 29½ in.)Provenance:Weston Gallery, NorwichPrivate Colletion, UKSale, Bonhams, London, 14 March 2018, 19th Century, European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art, lot 95

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • Motherless: The Shepherd's Pet by Walter Hunt
        May. 06, 2021

        Motherless: The Shepherd's Pet by Walter Hunt

        Est: $100 - $150

        A reproduction of a painting by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Walter Hunt called "Motherless: The Shepherd's Pet. (British, 1861-1941). Good condition. Frame: 35" L x 29" H Painting: 29" L x 29" H

        Willow Auction House
      • Framed W. Hunt Lithograph "Found"
        Apr. 24, 2021

        Framed W. Hunt Lithograph "Found"

        Est: $50 - $100

        Framed W. Hunt Lithograph "Found". Titled "Found" or also seen as "Shepherd's Call". Walter Hunt British Artist (1861 - 1941). Description of scene and artist on back. Measures 15.5 inches high by 18.5 inches wide.

        Greenwich Auction
      • HUNT Walter (British 1860-1941), Young Girls with Fox Terrier Puppies, 1887., Oil on Canvas, 106x75cm
        Nov. 29, 2020

        HUNT Walter (British 1860-1941), Young Girls with Fox Terrier Puppies, 1887., Oil on Canvas, 106x75cm

        Est: $10,000 - $20,000

        HUNT, Walter (British 1860-1941) Young Girls with Fox Terrier Puppies, 1887. Signed & dated lower right. Oil on Canvas 106x75cm

        Davidson Auctions
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A family of donkeys
        Nov. 12, 2019

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A family of donkeys

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A family of donkeys signed and dated 'W.HUNT.83' (lower right) oil on canvas 46.3 x 61.6cm (18 1/4 x 24 1/4in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Share and share alike
        Mar. 20, 2019

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Share and share alike

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Share and share alike signed and dated 'W.HUNT.1912' (lower left); inscribed 'To Mr & Mrs Maurice Davis/With best wishes from/Walter Hunt/Xmas 1912' (on the reverse)oil on canvas 17.8 x 22.8cm (7 x 9in).

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A family of donkeys
        Mar. 20, 2019

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A family of donkeys

        Est: £5,000 - £7,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A family of donkeys signed and dated 'W.HUNT.83' (lower right)oil on canvas 46.3 x 61.6cm (18 1/4 x 24 1/4in).

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A newcomer to the trough
        Mar. 20, 2019

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A newcomer to the trough

        Est: £5,000 - £7,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) A newcomer to the trough signed and dated 'W.HUNT.1918'oil on canvas 76.2 x 114.3cm (30 x 45in). Provenance: Burlington Paintings, London.

        Bonhams
      • Hunt, Walter (1861 - 1941)
        Dec. 15, 2018

        Hunt, Walter (1861 - 1941)

        Est: CHF8,000 - CHF10,000

        Beseiged, Oil on canvas , 30,5 x 41 cm, signed and dated lower left: W. Hunt 1912 Provenance: - Swiss private collection Walter Hunt was a talented English genre - and animal painter. His paintings, which are always provided with a humorous note, are characterized by happy and cheerful moments and an eye for detail. Hunt already exhibited at the age of twenty at the Royal Academy in London. Besetzt, Öl auf Leinwand, 30,5 x 41 cm, links unten signiert und datiert: W. Hunt 1912 Provenienz: - Privatbesitz Schweiz Walter Hunt war ein talentierter Englischer Genre - und Tiermaler. Seine Gemälde, die immer wieder mit einer humoristischen Note versehen sind, zeichnen sich durch fröhliche und heitere Momente und einem Blick fürs Detail aus. Hunt stellte bereits mit zwanzig Jahren an der Royal Academy in London aus.

        Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
      • WALTER HUNT (British, 1861-1941) Adversity and Prosperity 1882 oil on canvas
        Nov. 27, 2018

        WALTER HUNT (British, 1861-1941) Adversity and Prosperity 1882 oil on canvas

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        WALTER HUNT (British, 1861-1941) Adversity and Prosperity 1882 oil on canvas signed and dated lower left: W.HUNT 82 - titled on frame 44.5 x 59.5cm

        Leonard Joel
      • WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) - The standoff
        Nov. 13, 2018

        WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) - The standoff

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) The standoff signed and dated ‘W.HUNT.1915’ (lower left) oil on canvas 30.5 x 40.7cm (12 x 16in).

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) The intruder
        Sep. 26, 2018

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) The intruder

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) The intruder signed and dated 'W. HUNT. 1923' (lower left)oil on canvas51 x 76cm (20 1/16 x 29 15/16in). ProvenanceWeston Gallery, Norfolk.Private collection, UK.

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British 1861-1941)/Calves and Chickens/signed and dated 1915/oil on canvas, 30cm x 40cm/see illustration
        Mar. 27, 2018

        Walter Hunt (British 1861-1941)/Calves and Chickens/signed and dated 1915/oil on canvas, 30cm x 40cm/see illustration

        Est: £2,500 - £3,000

        Walter Hunt (British 1861-1941)/Calves and Chickens/signed and dated 1915/oil on canvas, 30cm x 40cm/see illustration

        Chorley's
      • Walter Hunt (British 1861-1941)/Chickens/signed and dated 1922 and inscribed on the reverse/oil on canvas, 21cm x 26cm/see illustration
        Mar. 27, 2018

        Walter Hunt (British 1861-1941)/Chickens/signed and dated 1922 and inscribed on the reverse/oil on canvas, 21cm x 26cm/see illustration

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        Walter Hunt (British 1861-1941)/Chickens/signed and dated 1922 and inscribed on the reverse/oil on canvas, 21cm x 26cm/see illustration

        Chorley's
      • WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) A promising litter signed and dated ‘W.HUNT.84’
        Mar. 20, 2018

        WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) A promising litter signed and dated ‘W.HUNT.84’

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) A promising litter signed and dated ‘W.HUNT.84’ (lower left) oil on canvas 46 x 35.5cm (18 1/8 x 14in).

        Bonhams
      • WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) Disturber of the peace signed and dated ‘W.Hunt
        Mar. 20, 2018

        WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) Disturber of the peace signed and dated ‘W.Hunt

        Est: £5,000 - £7,000

        WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) Disturber of the peace signed and dated ‘W.Hunt 1906’ (lower left) oil on canvas 50.8 x 76.2cm (20 x 30in).

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Divided affection
        Mar. 14, 2018

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Divided affection

        Est: £15,000 - £25,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Divided affection signed and dated 'W. Hunt. 96' (lower left) oil on canvas 106.7 x 76.8cm (42 x 30 1/4in). Footnotes Provenance Richard Green Gallery, London. Private collection, UK.

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) An intruder
        Mar. 14, 2018

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) An intruder

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) An intruder signed and dated 'W HUNT/1905' (lower left) oil on canvas 50.8 x 76.2cm (20 x 30in). Footnotes Provenance Weston Gallery, Norfolk. Private collection, UK.

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) More frightened than hurt
        Mar. 14, 2018

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) More frightened than hurt

        Est: £15,000 - £20,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) More frightened than hurt signed and indistinctly dated 'W. Hunt 1888' (lower right) oil on canvas 77 x 105cm (30 5/16 x 41 5/16in). Footnotes Provenance Private collection, UK.

        Bonhams
      • Attributed to Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Figure and farmyard animals
        Feb. 14, 2018

        Attributed to Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Figure and farmyard animals

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        Figure and farmyard animals bears signature oil on canvas 30.5 x 40.5cm (12 x 15 15/16in).

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (1861-1941), oil on canvas, Guarding the Lost Baby Sheep, signed lower left: W. Hunt., 7" x 10", Provenance: Sold at Nor...
        Jan. 01, 2018

        Walter Hunt (1861-1941), oil on canvas, Guarding the Lost Baby Sheep, signed lower left: W. Hunt., 7" x 10", Provenance: Sold at Nor...

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        Walter Hunt (1861-1941), oil on canvas, Guarding the Lost Baby Sheep, signed lower left: W. Hunt., 7" x 10", Provenance: Sold at Northeast Auctions 2008

        Nadeau's Auction Gallery
      • Interior scene
        Dec. 12, 2017

        Interior scene

        Est: €400 - €600

        Oil on panel Signed and dated of 1881

        Veritas Art Auctioneers
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1860-1941) Don't You Dareoil on canvas,
        Nov. 30, 2017

        Walter Hunt (British, 1860-1941) Don't You Dareoil on canvas,

        Est: £3,000 - £4,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1860-1941) Don't You Dare oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left 'W Hunt 1880' 28 x 36in. (71 x 91cm.) * Provenance: Sotheby's 'Victorian Pictures', 11th November 1998. Lot 202.

        Martel Maides
      • Walter Hunt - (British, 1861-1941)
        Mar. 21, 2017

        Walter Hunt - (British, 1861-1941)

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Unexpected companions

        Bonhams
      • WALTER HUNT | Calves Feeding in a Stable Yard 
        Jul. 30, 2016

        WALTER HUNT | Calves Feeding in a Stable Yard 

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE. Signed 'W. HUNT.' and dated '1910' (lower right); oil on canvas.

        Sotheby's
      • ATTRIBUTED TO WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) Swi
        Feb. 17, 2016

        ATTRIBUTED TO WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) Swi

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        ATTRIBUTED TO WALTER HUNT (BRITISH, 1861-1941) Swimmer, portrait of an Otterhound oil on canvas 17 x 17in (43 x 43cm)

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (1861-1941) -
        Nov. 19, 2015

        Walter Hunt (1861-1941) -

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Walter Hunt (1861-1941) - Oil on canvas - William Tell, being a cottage interior showing a boy with a bow and arrow aimed at an apple balanced on the head of the seated dog, signed and dated W. Hunt 1890, 44.5cm x 59.5cm

        Clevedon Salerooms Ltd.
      • WALTER HUNT | Rescued
        Jul. 15, 2015

        WALTER HUNT | Rescued

        Est: £10,000 - £15,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) 'Gathering strays'
        Jun. 09, 2015

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) 'Gathering strays'

        Est: -

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) 'Gathering strays'

        Bonhams
      • WALTER HUNT (British, 1861-1941) Otter Hunt, Taking Cover 20 x 30in. (59.9 x 76.2cm.)
        Feb. 18, 2015

        WALTER HUNT (British, 1861-1941) Otter Hunt, Taking Cover 20 x 30in. (59.9 x 76.2cm.)

        Est: -

        WALTER HUNT (British, 1861-1941) Otter Hunt, Taking Cover 20 x 30in. (59.9 x 76.2cm.)

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) In the wrong box
        Jan. 21, 2015

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) In the wrong box

        Est: -

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) In the wrong box

        Bonhams
      • HUNT, WALTER(Fulham 1861 - 1941 London)Goat and
        Sep. 19, 2014

        HUNT, WALTER(Fulham 1861 - 1941 London)Goat and

        Est: CHF2,000 - CHF3,000

        HUNT, WALTER (Fulham 1861 - 1941 London) Goat and hens in a stable. 1912. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower left: W. Hunt 1912. 25.3 x 35.2 cm. HUNT, WALTER (Fulham 1861 - 1941 London) Ziege und Hühner in einem Stall. 1912. Öl auf Leinwand. Unten links signiert und datiert: W. Hunt 1912. 25,3 x 35,2 cm.

        Koller Auctions
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941). 'Farmyard
        Sep. 16, 2014

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941). 'Farmyard

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941). 'Farmyard Friends, Calves and Chickens in a Barn', signed lower right, oil on canvas, within an ornately carved giltwood frame. H: 100cm W: 163cm Provenance: Previously sold at Mealy's Fine Art, 2005

        London Auctions
      • Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Feeding time
        Sep. 09, 2014

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Feeding time

        Est: -

        Walter Hunt (British, 1861-1941) Feeding time

        Bonhams
      • Walter Hunt. Docked Fishing Vessel, pastel
        Aug. 10, 2014

        Walter Hunt. Docked Fishing Vessel, pastel

        Est: $100 - $200

        Walter Simmons Hunt (American, 1861-1941). Pastel on paper, signed "W.S. Hunt" ll, 6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in., framed

        Alex Cooper
      • Walter Hunt (1861-1941), Much ado about nothing,
        Jun. 04, 2014

        Walter Hunt (1861-1941), Much ado about nothing,

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        Walter Hunt (1861-1941), Much ado about nothing, Oil on panel, Signed and dated '89 lower right, 30 x 40cm (11 3/4 x 15 3/4in), Provenance: with Thomas McLean; The Edward Tilling Collection.

        Dreweatts 1759
      • Walter Hunt (1860-1941)
        Dec. 12, 2013

        Walter Hunt (1860-1941)

        Est: £10,000 - £15,000

        Walter Hunt (1860-1941) Calves, a cockerel and hens beside a barn signed and dated 'W. HUNT./1921' (lower right) oil on canvas 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm.)

        Christie's
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