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(Cornelius) Jabez Hughes (1819-1884), Photographer, writer and lecturer

Artist associated with 38 portraits
Born in England in 1819, Hughes began his photographic career in 1847 as an assistant in the studio of J.J.E. Mayall in London. After a brief stint working in Glasgow, he returned to London in 1855 to assume ownership of Mayall's studio. Hughes later built his own studio on the Isle of Wight, where he often photographed Queen Victoria. Toward the end of his life he teamed up with his assistant, Gustav Mullins, to form a new partnership, Hughes & Mullins. Hughes was popular both as a portrait photographer and as a writer on the subject of photography. He died in 1884. The National Portrait Gallery holds over 30 of his photographs.

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P149

John Brown

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen print
NPG P149

x128756

Alicia Ellen Neve Little (née Bewicke) (Mrs Archibald Little)

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x128756

Ax77125

Hon. Daniel Greville Finch

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax77125

Ax68095

Sybil Mary (née Grey), Duchess of St Albans

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax68095

x36352

Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG x36352

x15568

Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG x15568

x22514

Miss Seymour

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x22514

Ax68093

Victoria Alexandrina Elizabeth (née Grey) as a girl with her family

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax68093

Ax46783

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse; Queen Alexandra; Queen Victoria

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax46783

Ax46727

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; Queen Victoria

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax46727

x36270

Queen Victoria

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG x36270

Ax24188

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax24188

x6167

Sir Augustus William James Clifford, 1st Bt

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen cabinet card, 1870-1877
NPG x6167

x144168

Arthur Cavendish-Bentinck

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen cabinet card, circa 1870
NPG x144168

x13138

Pippa Strachey

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, 1872
NPG x13138

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