Edward Robert Hughes
British, 1851 - 1914
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Hughes was a nephew of Arthur Hughes and a studio assistant to William Holman Hunt. He helped Hunt with
some of his later work, including the St Paul's version of
The Light of the World.
Hughes began his career
among the Pre-Raphaelites, and likeEdward Burne-Jones with whom he was acquainted, he inclined towards Symbolism. However, the majority of
Hughes' work, carried out mainly in watercolour/gouache, displays the meticulous observation
of nature and minute technique associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
He was engaged to George Macdonald's daughter before she died.
A selection of art exhibitions which have featured this