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Eleanor Mary Hughes

  1882 Ė 1959
 
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[Between the Trees]

[Between the Trees]  

Original etching.

Excellent proof impression with bright contrast, from the artist's own personal collection. Signed with the artistís signature stamp.

£275



[Above the Farm]

[Above the Farm]  

Original etching.

Very good proof impression, from the artistís own personal collection.

£75



[Above the Farm]

[Above the Farm]  

Original etching.

Particularly fine proof impression inscribed by the artist in pencil and prepared as a greetings card.

£95



[Old Bodleigh Farm from the Field Gate] sold

[Old Bodleigh Farm from the Field Gate]  

Original etching.

Excellent proof impression of one of Hughesís finest compositions, signed with the artistís signature stamp. From the artistís own personal collection.

SOLD



[The Front Door to Old Bodleigh Farm] sold

[The Front Door to Old Bodleigh Farm]  

Original etching.

Excellent pencil signed proof impression from the artistís own personal collection.

SOLD



[The Tree behind the Farm] sold

[The Tree behind the Farm]  

Original etching.

Very fine first state proof impression, from the artistís own personal collection. Inscribed in pencil by the artist ď1st stateĒ and signed with the artistís signature stamp.

SOLD



[Trees and roofs Ė Trewoofe]

[Trees and roofs Ė Trewoofe]  

Original etching.

Excellent first state working proof impression, from the artistís own personal collection. Signed with the artistís stamped signature.

£220



[The Path to the Farm]

[The Path to the Farm]  

Original etching.

Very good, strong proof impression; from the artistís own personal collection. Signed with the artistís signature stamp.

£245



[Old Bodleigh Farm] sold

[Old Bodleigh Farm]  

Original etching with drypoint.

Outstanding working proof impression in the first state of the plate. Inscribed in pencil by Eleanor Hughes ď1st stateĒ. From the artistís own personal collection.

SOLD



[The Trees beside the Cornfield]

[The Trees beside the Cornfield]  

Original etching.

Trial proof impression, numbered Ď3í by the artist in pencil. From the artistís own personal collection.

£125



Old Watermill at Nancothan, Cornwall

Old Watermill at Nancothan, Cornwall   c.1937

Original etching.

Rare proof impression in the second state of the plate. From the artist's personal collection.

£80



Old Watermill at Nancothan, Cornwall

Old Watermill at Nancothan, Cornwall   c.1937

Original etching.

Proof impression in the third and final state of the plate, prepared by the artist as a calendar for 1938 and inscribed by the artist in pencil.

£90



[A Church in Cornwall] sold

[A Church in Cornwall]  

Original etching.

Unique working proof impression, extensively inscribed with pencil notes by the artist.

SOLD



The Viaduct, Tavistock sold

The Viaduct, Tavistock  

Original etching.

Outstanding proof impression from the artist's own collection, signed with the artistís signature stamp.

SOLD



St.Maryís Church, Penzance, seen from the Harbour

St.Maryís Church, Penzance, seen from the Harbour  

Original etching.

Excellent proof impression, from the artistís own personal collection.

£185



[Cornish Coastline] sold

[Cornish Coastline]  

Original etching overworked in pencil and grey wash by the artist.

Unique trial proof impression, with additional wash and extensive pencil work by the artist describing the sea and shading the foreground cliffs. From the artistís own personal collection.

SOLD



Levant Tin Mine, Cornwall

Levant Tin Mine, Cornwall  

Original drypoint.

Very good, strong proof impression with rich burr to the drypoint lines. From the artist's own personal collection.

£135



[From the Farmyard Wall] sold

[From the Farmyard Wall]  

Original etching.

Excellent proof impression, signed with the artistís signature stamp. From the artistís own personal collection.

SOLD



[House amongst trees]

[House amongst trees]  

Original etching.

Exceptionally strong proof impression, from the artistís own personal collection. Signed with the artistís stamped signature.

£225



[Cornish Farm with Cartwheels in the foreground] sold

[Cornish Farm with Cartwheels in the foreground]  

Original etching.

Excellent proof impression, signed with the artistís signature stamp. From the artistís own personal collection.

SOLD



[View from below the Farm]

[View from below the Farm]  

Original etching with softground etching.

Very good early proof impression, signed with the artistís signature stamp. From the artistís own personal collection.

£105



[Apple tree above the farm, Cornwall]

[Apple tree above the farm, Cornwall]  

Original etching.

Unique working proof impression with bright contrast and pronounced etched line. Inscribed in pencil by the artist ďworking proofĒ and further signed with the artistís signature stamp.

£320



[Cornish Elms (large plate)]

[Cornish Elms (large plate)]  

Original etching.

Exceptionally fine proof impression, from the artistís own personal collection. Signed with the artistís stamped signature.

£360



[Rookery]

[Rookery]   c.1938

Original etching.

Trial proof impression. Eleanor Hughes used this impression as a guide proof. From the artistís own personal collection.

£90



[A view across the valley] sold

[A view across the valley]  

Original etching.

Excellent working proof impression from the artistís own personal collection. Signed with the artistís stamped signature.

SOLD



[The Tree beside the Moors]

[The Tree beside the Moors]  

Original linocut.

Rare original linocut by Eleanor Hughes. From the artistís own personal collection and signed with the artistís signature stamp.

£175



[Farm Buildings seen through trees] sold

[Farm Buildings seen through trees]  

Original linocut.

Rare original linocut by Eleanor Hughes. From the artistís own personal collection and signed with the artistís signature stamp.

SOLD



Cornish Elms sold

Cornish Elms  

Original etching.

Unique trial proof impression, prior to shading on some of the distant cottages and before an area of etched work was burnished away from the field in front of these cottages. Inscribed by the artist in pencil ďTrial proofĒ.

SOLD



[The Quarry]

[The Quarry]  

Original etching.

Trial proof impression in an early state of the plate, prior to completion of the detailed distant landscape in the upper part of the plate. Outstanding working proof impression from the artistís own personal collection.

£115



[The Quarry]

[The Quarry]  

Original etching.

Early proof of the completed image, printed just after the completion of the detailed distant landscape in the upper part of the plate. From the artistís own personal collection.

£165

 

Although well known as a leading painter of the Newlyn School of artists, Eleanor Mary Hughes has remained virtually unknown as an etcher until the recent discovery of her estate. Born in New Zealand to Cornish parents, Eleanor Hughes came to England to study in London and in 1907 she became a pupil of Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes at Newlyn, Cornwall. In 1910 she married fellow Newlyn painter Robert Hughes and they settled at Lamorna. In 1912 they designed and built a house at Chyangweal near St.Buryan where they were to spend the rest of their lives. Eleanor owned a studio in the Lamorna Valley about a mile from the house and it was there that she worked and kept her etchings.

In 1911 Eleanor Hughes began to exhibit at the Royal Academy and later at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. In 1933 she was elected to full membership of the R.I. and by the time the Second World War broke out she had exhibited 34 works at the Royal Institute, 37 at the Royal Academy, seven at the New English Art Club, nine at the Glasgow Institute, six at the Walker Gallery and many more elsewhere Ė besides being an active organiser of the Newlyn and St.Ives exhibitions. In 1940 Eleanor Hughes sold her studio and few paintings were completed after that. She was close lifelong friends with Lamorna Birch and Dame Laura Knight. Eleanor Hughes is soon to be the subject of a major biography which will include a complete catalogue of her original etchings.

All of the etchings offered here carry the artistís signature stamp guaranteeing that they are from the artistís personal collection which was inherited in its entirety by her niece, Judith Hughes. [more]