The Chain Pier, Brighton
Coloured aquatintpublished 1 September 1838
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About the artist
Charles Hunt I was an aquatint engraver. He is best known for his engravings after the works of sporting artists, although his subjects also included transport, animal and topographical scenes. Although Hunt’s aquatints were generally made after the designs of his contemporaries, he sometimes made prints after his own designs. He was the father of Charles Hunt II, also an aquatint engraver of sporting subjects, and is thought to have been the brother of engraver George Hunt, with whom he collaborated early in his career. J. B. Hunt, who engraved a portrait of the trainer John Scott from a design by Harry Hall, published in the 1850s, may be another relative.
Watercolourist George Bryant Campion initially specialised in topographical views, first exhibiting in 1829. In 1834 he became a member of the New Watercolour Society, where he exhibited c.400 works and served as vice-president (1839-41). From 1841 he was a drawing instructor at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Later in his career he specialised in military subjects and studies of uniforms. His lithographs include 17 plates for ‘The History of the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners’ (1855). He also painted the army training camp at Cobham for Queen Victoria and two of his watercolours of the review of Household Troops at Windsor (1869) were purchased by Prince Arthur. He was married with three children. He died Woolwich, aged about 74.