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Alice Hughes (1857-1939)

Artist associated with 39 portraits
The eldest daughter of the society portrait painter Edward Hughes, she studied photography at the London Polytechnic and in 1891 opened a studio as the first gentlewoman professional photographer. She photographed her first royal sitter, the Duchess of Fife, with her baby, Princess Maud, in 1893. On the expiry of her lease in 1911 she sold her business, and later opened another studio on Ebury Street, where she operated until her retirement in 1927. Hughes worked in platinotype and started the fashion of being photographed in large hats and evening dress in the style of Reynolds and Gainsborough. She specialised in the graceful posing of mother and child groups.

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P423

Queen Mary

by Alice Hughes
photogravure, 1905
NPG P423

x46593

Evelyn Elizabeth Brinton (née Forbes)

by Alice Hughes
albumen cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x46593

x45048

Elizabeth Henrietta (née Kennedy), Countess of Clanwilliam

by Alice Hughes
platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1890s-1900s
NPG x45048

x46595

Evelyn Elizabeth Brinton (née Forbes)

by Alice Hughes
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1890s
NPG x46595

x46596

Evelyn Elizabeth Brinton (née Forbes)

by Alice Hughes
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1890s
NPG x46596

x46597

Blanche (née Maynard), Lady Gordon-Lennox

by Alice Hughes
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1895
NPG x46597

Ax41046

'Mrs. Arthur Sassoon as La Dogeressa'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41046

Ax41049

'The Hon. Mrs. Ronald Greville as Mary Seaton in the Elizabethan Procession'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41049

Ax41060

'Lady Edith Villiers as Lady Melbourne after Cosway'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41060

Ax41081

'The Countess of Mar & Kellie as Dante's Beatrice'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41081

Ax41097

'Viscountess Falmouth as Madame Recamier'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41097

Ax41102

'Mrs J. Graham Menzies as Titania, Queen of the Fairies'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41102

Ax41119

'Mrs Leopold de Rothschild as Zobeida'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41119

Ax41123

'Lady Beatrice Herbert as Signora Bacelli after Gainsborough'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41123

Ax41174

'Master Evelyn de Rothschild as a page to the Doge's Wife'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41174

Ax41175

'Master Anthony de Rothschild as a page to the Doge's Wife'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41175

Ax41190

'The Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy'

by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41190

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