Mary Anne Hunter, Portrait and Subject Painter

(fl. 1765-1777)

Portrait and Subject Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was daughter of Robert Hunter (q.v.). In 1765 she exhibited at the Society of Artists in George's Lane a Portrait of Herself, aged 13, "being her first attempt in colours." In 1768 the Dublin Society awarded her a premium of £11 7s. 6d. for a half-length portrait, and a bounty of £10 in consideration of the merits of a historical picture exhibited by her; and in 1769 she obtained the premium for the best portrait in oil. In 1770 she again obtained a premium for a portrait, and in 1772 was awarded £15 for the second best History Piece. She married John Trotter, portrait painter (q.v.), in December, 1774, and as Mrs. Trotter she exhibited in 1775 and 1777. The date of her death has not been found.

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