BORN 1828, Maidstone, Kent - DIED 26 Feb 1921, London|
GRAVE LOCATION Richmond, Greater London: Richmond Cemetery, Grove Road (Section W, grave 5481)
Tryphena Foord was the daughter of Robert and Ann Foord of Maidstone in Kent. She was baptised on 14 December 1828. Her father was a plumber and a decorator. She met the painter Arthur Hughes in 1850. They married in 1855 and she was the model for his famous painting "April Love" that he created in 1955-1856 and was first exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1856.
The marriage was happy and they had six children. One of them was the painter Arthur Foord Hughes (1856-1934). The family lived in Egham in Surrey, in Beddington near Crydon and in Kew. They were photographed by Lewis Carroll during the 1860s. Arthur died in 1915. When Tryphena died in 1921 her daughter Emily was forced to move to smaller house and to save space she destroyed her father's early ketches as well as his private papers.
Husband: Hughes, Arthur (1855-1915, Maidstone, Kent: Holy Trinity)