Arthur Hughes
1832-1915 British Arthur Hughes Gallery Hughes was born in London. His best-known paintings are April Love and The Long Engagement, both of which depict troubled couples contemplating the transience of love and beauty. They were inspired by John Everett Millais's earlier "couple" paintings but place far greater emphasis on the pathos of human inability to maintain the freshness of youthful feeling in comparison to the regenerative power of nature. Like Millais, Hughes also painted an Ophelia and illustrated Keats's poem The Eve of St. Agnes. Hughes's version of the latter is in the form of a secular triptych, a technique he repeated for scenes from Shakespeare's As You Like It. His works are noted for their magical, glowing colouring and delicate draughtsmanship. Hughes was in close contact with the writer George MacDonald and illustrated some of his books as well as producing numerous illustrations for Norman MacLeod's monthly magazine, Good Words. Hughes died in Kew Green, London, leaving about 700 known paintings and drawings, along with over 750 book illustrations.

 

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Arthur Hughes April Love oil painting   

Painting ID::  2325
Arthur Hughes
April Love
1855-56 Tate Gallery, London

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes Gareth Helps Lyonors and Overthrows the Red Knight oil painting   

Painting ID::  2326
Arthur Hughes
Gareth Helps Lyonors and Overthrows the Red Knight

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes Sweet Lavender (mk37) oil painting   

Painting ID::  25417
Arthur Hughes
Sweet Lavender (mk37)
oil on panel 22 1/2x12 1/8in

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes April Love oil painting   

Painting ID::  28258
Arthur Hughes
April Love
1855-6 Oil on canvas 88.9 x 49.5cm (35 x 19 1/2 in) Tate Gallery London (mk63)

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes The Long Engagement oil painting   

Painting ID::  28262
Arthur Hughes
The Long Engagement
1853-9 Oil on canvas 105.4 x 52.1 cm (41 1/2 x 20 1/2in) Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery (mk63)

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes Home from Sea oil painting   

Painting ID::  28380
Arthur Hughes
Home from Sea
1856-62 Oil on canvas 50.8 x 65.1 cm (20 x 25 5/8 in) Ashmolean Museum Oxford (mk63)

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes The Quest of the Holy Grail oil painting   

Painting ID::  45942
Arthur Hughes
The Quest of the Holy Grail
mk178 1870 oils on linen 113x167.6cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes Enid and Geraint oil painting   

Painting ID::  51798
Arthur Hughes
Enid and Geraint
mk221 1862 Oil on canvas 26x37.5cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes Ophelia oil painting   

Painting ID::  53425
Arthur Hughes
Ophelia
mk231 1852 Oil on canvas 68.6x123.8cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes April Love oil painting   

Painting ID::  53443
Arthur Hughes
April Love
mk231 88.9x49.5cm 1856

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes The Sailing Signal Gun oil painting   

Painting ID::  79196
Arthur Hughes
The Sailing Signal Gun
Date 1880-81 cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes Sailing Signal Gun oil painting   

Painting ID::  79949
Arthur Hughes
Sailing Signal Gun
English: The Sailing Signal Gun Date 1880-81 cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes Ophelia oil painting   

Painting ID::  82110
Arthur Hughes
Ophelia
Date ca. 1851 - 53 Medium oil on panel Dimensions 27 x 48 3-4 in cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Arthur Hughes Ophelia oil painting   

Painting ID::  92568
Arthur Hughes
Ophelia
Date c. 1863 - 64 Medium oil on canvas TTD

   
   
     

 

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Arthur Hughes
1832-1915 British Arthur Hughes Gallery Hughes was born in London. His best-known paintings are April Love and The Long Engagement, both of which depict troubled couples contemplating the transience of love and beauty. They were inspired by John Everett Millais's earlier "couple" paintings but place far greater emphasis on the pathos of human inability to maintain the freshness of youthful feeling in comparison to the regenerative power of nature. Like Millais, Hughes also painted an Ophelia and illustrated Keats's poem The Eve of St. Agnes. Hughes's version of the latter is in the form of a secular triptych, a technique he repeated for scenes from Shakespeare's As You Like It. His works are noted for their magical, glowing colouring and delicate draughtsmanship. Hughes was in close contact with the writer George MacDonald and illustrated some of his books as well as producing numerous illustrations for Norman MacLeod's monthly magazine, Good Words. Hughes died in Kew Green, London, leaving about 700 known paintings and drawings, along with over 750 book illustrations.