Arthur Hughes (1832 - 1915) MP

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Birthplace: City of London, Greater London, UK
Death: Died in Richmond, Greater London, UK
Managed by: Terry Jackson (Switzer)
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Arthur Hughes


Born in London on 27 January 1832, to Edward and Amy Hughes. He entered Archbishop Tenison's Grammar School in about 1838, and while there displayed an early talent for drawing; in 1846 he entered the School of Design, Somerset House where he studied under Alfred Stevens. In 1847 he enrolled in the Antique Schools at the Royal Academy, winning a silver medal in 1849 for a drawing from the Antique, and in that same year exhibited his first finished painting, Musidora, at the Royal Academy. 1850 was the most important year of his life: he first discovered Pre-Raphaelitism by reading the Germ; he met Tryphena Foord, his future wife and mother of his six children; and met Alexander Munro, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Ford Madox Brown, thenceforward being converted to their cause.

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January 27, 1832
City of London, Greater London, UK
December 22, 1915
Age 83
Richmond, Greater London, UK