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Edward Hughes Ball Hughes

11 of 266 portraits by Alfred, Count D'Orsay

Edward Hughes Ball Hughes, by Alfred, Count D'Orsay, circa 1832-1848 -NPG 4026(36) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Edward Hughes Ball Hughes

by Alfred, Count D'Orsay
circa 1832-1848
7 in. x 5 1/4 in. (179 mm x 133 mm)
NPG 4026(36)

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Signed (lower right): A d'Orsay/fecit and inscribed (bottom centre): Ball Hughes

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R. J. Lane in his 'Account Books' (NPG archives), III, 6, records doing a lithograph of Hughes, after D'Orsay, for the publisher Mitchell in 1848 (no example located); this may have been a lithograph after the NPG drawing, since no other is recorded.

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Gore House Sale, Phillips, 7-26 May 1849 (lot 1263), bought in; purchased by Sir Thomas Phillips, through T. & W. Boone of New Bond Street, under-bidders at the sale; Phillipps Sale, Sotheby’s, 13 February 1950 (lots 215 and 216).


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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