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Alice Hughes (1857-1939)

Artist associated with 38 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

x45049

Infanta Eulalia of Spain, Duchess of Galliera

by Alice Hughes
platinotype on photographer's card, 1898
NPG x45049

x76714

Violet Trefusis; Alice Frederica Keppel (née Edmonstone)

printed by Tony White, after Alice Hughes
platinum copy print, 1994 (1899)
NPG x76714

x136869

Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood

by Alice Hughes
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 6 April 1901
NPG x136869

x76903

Queen Alexandra

by Alice Hughes
platinum print, 1902
NPG x76903

x38997

Ada Coralie Meade-Waldo (née Baggallay)

by Alice Hughes
platinum print on photographer's card mount, circa 1903
NPG x38997

x135502

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

possibly by Alice Hughes
platinum print, 1904
NPG x135502

Ax161375

Mary ('Minnie', née Stevens), Lady Paget

by Alice Hughes
photogravure, published 1909
NPG Ax161375

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