Monday, November 02, 2015
Sidney Hunt: Painting and Bookplate
It was a delight on yesterday's edition of The Antiques Roadshow to see this beautiful painting by Sidney Hunt, a painter whose work, as the expert on the program made clear, is very scarce. This maybe because much of it was destroyed in the same explosion in the blitz that killed the artist. Fortunately, Hunt made a good number of exlibris bookplates for people and so it is not impossible to own a little bit of art by him. Mine arrived only a few days ago and is a little a-typical in both subject matter and style but I believe Percy Livingstone Jackson was a priest and so maybe Hunt reigned it back a bit. Fore more characteristically homoerotic bookplates and more on the artist, John Coulthart has an excellent post on his blog.