Hughes, Arthur

BORN 27 Jan 1832, London - DIED 22 Dec 1915, London: Kew Green
GRAVE LOCATION Richmond, Greater London: Richmond Cemetery, Grove Road (Section W, grave 5481)

Arthur Hughes started his studies in 1846 at the School of Design, where he studied under Alfred Stevens. In 1847 he entered the Antique Schools of the Royal Academy. After he met Holman Hunt, Rossetti and Madox Brown he became a member of the Preraphaelite Brotherhood in 1850. During the same year he met Tryphena Foord. He married her in 1855 and they had six children. She was the model for his painting "April Love" (1855). In 1852 he met John Millais.

In 1856 he displayed "The Eve of St. Agnes" and "April Love" at the Royal Academy and the latter painting was bought by William Morris. In 1857 he joined Burne-Jones, Rossetti and Millais when they painted the murals on the walls of the Oxford Union Debating Hall.

Hughes was a shy person and in later years he shunned the circles of artists. He lived quietly in London and exhibited until 1908 at the Royal Academy. For George MacDonald he illustrated several books and he also worked for Norman MacLeod's monthly magazine "Good Words" and illustrated "Sing-Song" for Christina Rossetti.

Work: "The Eve of St. Agnes" (1856); "Annunciation" (1858); "Home from Sea" (1863).

• Wife: Foord, Tryphena (1855-1915, Maidstone, Kent: Holy Trinity)

Related persons
• has a connection with Hunt, William Holman
• has a connection with Madox Brown, Ford
• illustrated work of Rossetti, Christina
• has a connection with Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
• was pupil of Stevens, Alfred


The grave of Arthur Hughes at Richmond Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (27 Jun 2009)


The grave of Arthur Hughes at Richmond Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (27 Jun 2009)


"Home from Sea".
   (1862, Oxford: Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University)

"The Heavenly Stair".
   (c1887-1888, Bournemouth: Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum)

• Barilli, Renato, Die Präraffaeliten, Manfred Pawlak, Herrsching, 1988
• Speel, Bob, The Website of Bob Speel, 2017

Hulin, Pierre-Augustin

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 02 Jul 2022