Mr. Hunter is the leading exemplar of that true 'Impressionism' which has run to seed in so many quarters: breadth, subtlety in dash and vigour, brilliant truthfulness with great freedom of handling, characterise the work of this artist, one of the most eminent landscape painters living. — "Scottish Art and Artists" (1885), p. 225

He was at his best perhaps in pictures in which some incident of fisher-life or sea-faring was associated with the pathetic sentiment of sunset or dusky after-glow, and his most characteristic pieces are low in tone and somewhat sad in feeling. — J.L. Caw (1912), p. 329

Biographical Material



Armstrong, Walter. Scottish Painters: A Critical Study. London: Seeley & Co., 1888. Google Books. Free Ebook.

Caw, J. L. "HUNTER, COLIN." Dictionary of National Biography. Second Supplement. Vol. II. Faed-Muybridge. Ed. Sidney Lee. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1912. 328-29. Web. 28 October 2022.

Dakers, Caroline. The Holland Park Circle, Artists and Victorian Society. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

"Scottish Art and Artists.” The Scottish Review 5 (1885): 205-226. Hathi Trust Digital Library, from a copy in the University of California Library. Web. 28 October 2022.

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