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Hanging Monastery, Meteora, Thessaly

Cecil Arthur Hunt (1873-1965)


Signed and inscribed with title on reverse


22 x 30 inches

The Illustrated London News, 29 June 1935

Royal Society of Painters in Water-colours, Winter 1931, no 67;
'Cecil Arthur Hunt VPRWS RBA (1873-1965)', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, October 1996, no 81;
'Chris Beetles Summer Show 2024', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, June-September 2024, no 108

Hunt first came across the hanging monasteries of Meteora in Greece on a tour with his friend and fellow artist, Curtis Green RA and his wife, in May 1931. He sketched several variations in his sketchbook [30], one of which he worked up to complete this painting. The medium format sketchbook was inscribed in the front: ‘With Curtis Green RA & Mrs G. Venice in a few days then steamer to Athens via Corinth Canal. Voyage in Greece & car to hanging monasteries of Meteora etc etc back from Brindisi up east coast of Italy to Stresa on L. Maggiore. See also book of photos and picture postcards.’

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