Alfred William Hunt

Standard Name: Hunt, Alfred William


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Education Violet Hunt
After finishing high school, Hunt studied at South Kensington School of Art for three years, as her father intended her to be a painter. She was awarded a certificate for model drawing on 11 August...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Hunt
VH 's father, Alfred William Hunt , was born in Liverpool on 15 November 1830. He associated with (though he was not a formal member of) the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood . In 1932 VH called herself...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Hunt
Another of Violet's aunts, Alfred 's sister Maria Hunt , was also well known in her time for her paintings of flowers and fruit.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster.
Friends, Associates Jean Ingelow
JI had a small but distinguished circle of intimate friends. By 1863 she was a friend of Alfred Tennyson and was also close to Dora Greenwell . She admired and respected Robert Browning (though she...
Textual Features Violet Hunt
VH 's central character here is Phoebe Elles, described by Barbara Belford as a British version of Flaubert 's Madame Bovary.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster.
Phoebe is unhappily married to (and soon leaves) her abusive husband Mortimer; looking...
Textual Production Violet Hunt
The libertine and radical Casanova', a singularly cosmopolitan Italian, wrote his memoirs in French, and his first name appeared on the translation in its French form. The translators were at first anonymous because VH 's...
Wealth and Poverty Violet Hunt
Hunt inherited fears of poverty from her father . She once observed: I did . . . hate insolvency . . . . The idea of debt stands at my bedside like a spectre.
Hunt, Violet. I Have This to Say. Boni and Liveright.


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