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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Arthur Hughes (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1832-1915)


Born in London, Hughes was educated at Archbishop Tenison's Grammar School, and entered the School of Design, Somerset House, London in 1846, studying under Alfred Stevens. In 1847 he won an art studentship at the Royal Academy Schools, exhibiting his first picture, Musidora, at the Academy two years later.
Musidora
April Love
 In 1855 he also began a successful career as an illustrator, becoming associated particularly with the works of Thomas Hughes, George Macdonald and Christina Rossetti. He devoted much of the subsequent two decades to illustrating. He was one of the contributors to the Oxford Union decorations in 1857. He moved from London in 1858 and in 1862 made a short visit to Italy. He exhibited for the last time at the Royal Academy in 1908. He died at Kew, near London. A sale of his works took place at Christie's in 1921.
Returning Home
Poll the Milkmaid
A Spring Afternoon
The pet of the farm

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