Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Arthur Hughes - Portrait of Mrs Louisa Jenner, full-length, in a blue dress against an Edinburgh landscape

signed and dated 'ARTHUR HUGHES/1867' (lower left)
oil on canvas
31½ x 19¾ in.
Price Realized £78,000

L. Roberts, Arthur Hughes: His Life and Works, Woodbridge, 1997, pp. 170, 304.

Arthur Hughes was first exposed to Pre-Raphaelitism in 1850 when Alexander Munro lent him a copy of the group's journal, The Germ. Soon afterwards Munro introduced him to Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown, and Hughes began his career as one of the most talented of the brotherhood's younger members. During the 1850s and early 1860s he produced some of the most memorable Pre-Raphaelite paintings, including April Love (1855-6; Tate London), The Long Engagement (1854-9; Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery) and Home from Sea (1863; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford). He is also noteworthy as being one of the few who maintained life-long friendships with the movement's founding members.


1 comment:

viagra said...

I think if this portrait being in a Museum would be something perfect, actually they'd have to be careful because someone could stole it, what portrait I wanna get one like that to hang it up at my bedroom wall.m10m