George Sherwood Hunter

1846 - 1919

George Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919) was an artist associated with the Newlyn School, born in Aberdeen. He first visited Newlyn in the 1890s and permanently settled there in 1902. Hunter was deeply involved in the local art community, contributing to the Forbes School of Painting’s early days. His works often depicted rural and working-class life, with travels extending to the Middle East. Hunter exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists, showcasing his commitment to capturing the essence of his subjects.

Hunter's painting "Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village" commemorates Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 and underwent significant conservation in 2010, revealing the exquisitely painted faces of the procession participants for the first time in over a century.