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Huth, Charles Frederick
Huth, Charles Frederick
Charles Frederick Huth, 1806-1895
Collector
Charles Frederick Huth was a merchant, merchant banker and art collector, a partner in Frederick Huth & Co, the bank founded by his father, Frederick Huth. His son, Louis Huth (1821-1905), went on to become an art collector, dealer and patron of the Aesthetic Movement. Huth himself lived at Oakhurst, Tunbridge Wells and Kensington Palace Gardens, London and was especially interested in British watercolours, including JMW Turner. Much of his collection was sold at Christie's on 19 March 1904.

Previously Christie's had sold two works by Wilson in Huth's sale of 6 July 1895:
Lot 120 A Rocky River Scene, with figures, 12 in. by 16 in. (£28 guineas, buyer unknown)
Lot 121 A Winding River with buildings and figures, 16 1/2 in. by 20 1/2 in. (38 guineas, bt Shepperd), and also described as 'a sunny view in Wales.'
The Times commented of the sale that 'The exceptionally fine state of the majority of the drawings is owing to the fact that most of them have been kept in the folio from the time of purchase until within a week or two ago.'

Huth also owned a version of P90 The Destruction of Niobe's Children, sold Christie's 19 March 1904 (76 - 100 guineas), currently Nationalmuseum Stockholm (NM 2853). Lot 77 in the same sale was catalogued as 'An Italian Landscape, with ruins and figures, 18 1/2 in. by 28 1/2 in.' and sold for 48 guineas to Goodhart.