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Thomas Hughes

(1822-1896), Social reformer and children's writer

Sitter in 15 portraits
Author; barrister, 1848; follower of F.D. Maurice and the Christian Socialist movement; his famous book, Tom Brown's Schooldays, was published anonymously in 1857, and was immediately successful; Liberal MP, 1865 and 1868-74; Principal of Working Men's College, 1872-83; county court judge, 1882-96; published biographies and other works.

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Thomas Hughes, attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling - NPG P171(38)

Thomas Hughes

attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, 1853
NPG P171(38)

Thomas Hughes, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG P986

Thomas Hughes

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1865
NPG P986

Thomas Hughes, by Lombardi & Fox - NPG Ax39753

Thomas Hughes

by Lombardi & Fox
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39753

Thomas Hughes, by William Jeffrey - NPG x11989

Thomas Hughes

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x11989

Thomas Hughes, by William Jeffrey - NPG Ax7540

Thomas Hughes

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax7540

Thomas Hughes, by William Jeffrey - NPG Ax8567

Thomas Hughes

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax8567

Thomas Hughes, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x11990

Thomas Hughes

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x11990

Thomas Hughes, by John Watkins - NPG Ax17756

Thomas Hughes

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17756

Thomas Hughes, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax18325

Thomas Hughes

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18325

Thomas Hughes, by John Watkins - NPG Ax21832

Thomas Hughes

by John Watkins
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax21832

Thomas Hughes, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x133380

Thomas Hughes

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1880 or before
NPG x133380

Thomas Hughes, by Richard Josey, printed by  Holdgate Brothers, after  Eden Upton Eddis - NPG D36371

Thomas Hughes

by Richard Josey, printed by Holdgate Brothers, after Eden Upton Eddis
mezzotint, late 19th century
NPG D36371

Thomas Hughes ('Statesmen, No. 114.'), by Adriano Cecioni - NPG D43539

Thomas Hughes ('Statesmen, No. 114.')

by Adriano Cecioni
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 8 June 1872
NPG D43539

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Thomas Hughes

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1880
NPG Ax17619

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Thomas Hughes

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1880
NPG x11991

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