Arthur Hughes(1832-1915), Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 3 portraits
Trained at the Government School of Design, Hughes exhibited his first painting at the Royal Academy of Arts when he was just seventeen. He was converted to Pre-Raphaelitism by reading the movement’s magazine, The Germ, and became a close friend and collaborator of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His best-known paintings include April Love (1856) and The Long Engagement (1853–9).