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Alice Hughes (1857-1939)

Artist associated with 40 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

x45048

Elizabeth Henrietta (née Kennedy), Countess of Clanwilliam

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

x46593

Evelyn Elizabeth Brinton (née Forbes)

by Alice Hughes
albumen cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x46593

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

Eugenie Louise Judith Sassoon (née Perugia) as La Dogeressa

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

Ax41049

Dame Margaret Helen Greville (née Anderson) as Mary Seaton in the Elizabethan Procession

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

Ax41060

Edith (née Villiers), Countess Mount Edgcumbe when Lady Edith Villiers as Lady Melbourne after Cosway

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

Ax41081

Susan Violet Erskine (née Ashley-Cooper), Countess of Mar and Kellie as Dante's Beatrice

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

Ax41097

Kathleen (née Douglas-Pennant), Viscountess Falmouth as Madame Recamier

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

Ax41102

Susannah Graham Menzies (née Wilson, later Lady Holford) as Titania, Queen of the Fairies

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

Ax41119

Marie Rothschild (née Perugia) as Zobeida

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

Ax41123

Beatrix Frances Gertrude (née Herbert), Countess of Wicklow as Signora Bacelli after Gainsborough

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

Ax41174

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

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

Ax41175

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

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

Ax41190

Winifred Anna (née Dallas-Yorke), Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy

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

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