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(Cornelius) Jabez Hughes

(1819-1884), Photographer, writer and lecturer

Artist associated with 40 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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John Brown, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG P149

John Brown

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen print, late 1860s
NPG P149

Hon. Daniel Greville Finch, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG Ax77125

Hon. Daniel Greville Finch

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

Albert Basil Orme Wilberforce with three unknown men, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG Ax10048

Albert Basil Orme Wilberforce with three unknown men

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax10048

Miss Seymour, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG x22514

Miss Seymour

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

Queen Victoria, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG x36270

Queen Victoria

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

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