3 of 3 portraits of Arthur Hughes
- Extended Catalogue Entry
by John Brett
8 1/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (206 mm x 226 mm) uneven
Sitterback to top
- Arthur Hughes (1832-1915), Painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Brett (1831-1902), Painter. Artist or producer of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Marsh, Jan, The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2013, p. 59 Read entry
By this date, when both artists were members of the Hogarth Club, Hughes had grown the obligatory mid-Victorian beard. The portrait well coveys his self-effacing nature, and contrasts tellingly with Brett's forthright full-face presentation to the camera.
- Marsh, Jan, Insights: The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2005, p. 57
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 319
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Current affairsAfter Palmerston's government collapses, the Earl of Derby becomes Prime Minister for second time, again heading a minority government.
The Property qualification for MPs is abolished; one of the demands made by the Chartists, this allowed men who did not own property to stand as parliamentary candidates. Lionel Nathan Rothschild becomes the first Jew to sit in Britain's House of Commons, taking his oath on the Old Testament.
Art and scienceThe pianist Charles Hallé founds a symphony orchestra in Manchester, the Halle; now Britain's oldest professional orchestra. The Hallé symphony rose to prominence in the mid-20th century, under the tenure of conductor John Barbirolli, during which time they made many recordings, including Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 8.
InternationalThe British Crown assumes control of India from the East India Company.
The Treaty of Tientsin, ending the Second Opium War, gives European powers new rights to intervene in Chinese affairs
The Fenian Brotherhood is founded by John O'Mahony, an Irish emigrant to the United States, to support Irish republican ambitions.