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Eleanor Mary Hughes

  1882 Ė 1959
 
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[Old Houses by Bridge, Haute-Savoie, France] sold

[Old Houses by Bridge, Haute-Savoie, France]  

Original etching.

Choice proof impression from the artist's own personal collection, signed with the signature stamp.

SOLD



[Old Houses near Sallanches, Haute-Savoie, France]

[Old Houses near Sallanches, Haute-Savoie, France]  

Original etching with softground etching.

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

£280



Aiguille de Varens (large plate)

Aiguille de Varens (large plate)  

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression of the completed image from the artistís own personal collection.

£225



Aiguille de Varens (large plate)

Aiguille de Varens (large plate)  

Original etching.

Trial proof impression in an early state of the plate, prior to the final stages of biting. From the artistís own personal collection.

£135



Aiguille de Varens (small plate)

Aiguille de Varens (small plate)  

Original etching.

Trial proof impression in an early state of the plate, before much of the mid-ground landscape was fully introduced and prior to the final stages of biting.

£115



Aiguille de Varens (small plate)

Aiguille de Varens (small plate)  

Original etching.

Excellent proof impression of the completed image from the artistís own personal collection.

£145



[Pollarded Trees]

[Pollarded Trees]  

Original etching amended by Eleanor Hughes with white chalk and black ink.

Unique working proof impression amended by Eleanor Hughes with white chalk and black ink. From the artistís own personal collection.

£70



[Pollarded Trees]

[Pollarded Trees]  

Original etching amended by Eleanor Hughes with white chalk and black ink.

Unique working proof impression amended by Eleanor Hughes with white chalk and black ink. From the artistís own personal collection.

£70



[Pollarded Trees]

[Pollarded Trees]  

Original etching and ink drawing.

Original Eleanor Hughes etching and ink drawing. Working proof impression. From the artistís own personal collection.

£70



[Pollarded Trees]

[Pollarded Trees]  

Original etching.

The artistís master proof impression printed just after all of the alterations had been made and the etched image completed. From the artistís own personal collection.

£70

 

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]