Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Arthur Hughes - three paintings

[The Convent Boat]
oil on canvas
signed l.r.: ARTHUR HUGHES
oil on canvas
36.5 by 59 cm., 14 1/4 by 23 1/4 in.
another similar picture of 1874 is known but the subject features a young woman being conveyed across the water to the convent leaving family and friends behind
[Afternoon Sleep]
oil on canvas
Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 7,475 GBP
signed l.r.: ARTHUR HUGHES
oil on canvas
35.5 by 46 cm., 14 by 18 in.
[Home from Market]
oil on panel
signed l.l.: ARTHUR HUGHES
45.5 by 31 cm., 18 by 12 1/4 in.
This appears to be a variation on the subject entitled Home from Market that Hughes painted in c.1885-6 and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1886 (unlocated). The 1886 Royal Academy version (known from the line engraving that appeared in Blackburn's Academy Notes, illd Leonard Roberts, Arthur Hughes - His Life and Work, Woodbridge, 1997, p.200) shows the figure cut off just below the waist.


Wayward Disciple said...

I have such a soft spot for Arthur Hughs' work, even if he is a bit corny. (Or perhaps because he is: I'm rather corny myself!) I've never been able to find a book of reproductions dedicated to his art alone - which distresses me - only reproductions in broader surveys of Pre-Rapaelite or 19th century painting. I love "The Convent Boat"! Gorgeous!

Hermes said...


Arthur Hughes: His Life and Works (Hardcover)

by Leonard Roberts (Author)
, Stephen Wildman (Author, Introduction)

Antique Collectors' Club Ltd (1 Jan 1999)

Wayward Disciple said...

Thank you!