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Arthur Hughes April Love oil painting


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

   
   
     

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


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


   
   
     

Arthur Hughes Sweet Lavender (mk37) oil painting


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

   
   
     

Arthur Hughes April Love oil painting


April Love
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


The Long Engagement
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)

   
   
     

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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.

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