Who painted this? Arthur Hunter or Colin Hunter?
This is a photograph of a lithograph that I found discarded in a rain-soaked frame. At the bottom of this 8×10 is written “Fishing by Arthur Hunter”.
During the process of re-matting it to hang in my office, I became curious about the artist. Since I couldn’t find anything written about an Arthur Hunter, I decided to take a closer look at the name in the left hand corner. It was hard to read but with my close-up feature on my trusted camera, here’s what I saw: “COLIN HUNTER, 1864”
Mystery solved, so the next step is to find out something about Colin Hunter. Here’s what I found: He was a British painter and the BBC.CO.UK website has a public slide show of more of his paintings, but I didn’t see this one called, Fishing, in there.
“I guess it doesn’t matter, what’s important is that I appreciate the artist’s painting and value mine, even though it’s not an oil on canvas. That’s why I rescued this paper Litho printing from the rain and hung it on my wall.
Now, it’s called “Fishing by COLIN HUNTER, 1864”.
(Note): And, now I think I’ll print a copy of this posting and frame it behind this litho printing. Who knows, perhaps a hundred years from now someone will discover it and read this note. Then, they will know the rest of this story.
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, April 5, 2013