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Lot 17: ARTHUR  HUGHES

British & Irish Art

by Sotheby's

May 10, 2012

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 1832-1915
A  BIRTHDAY  PICNIC  -  PORTRAITS  OF  THE  CHILDREN  OF  WILLIAM  AND  ANNE  PATTINSON  ESQ.  OF  FELLING,  NEAR  GATESHEAD
signed  l.l.:  ARTHUR  HUGHES
oil  on  canvas
102  by  127cm.,  40  by  50in.

Provenance: Commissioned by William Pattinson, J.P. of Felling, near Gateshead c.1866 and thence by descent;
Sotheby's, Belgravia, 24 October 1978, lot 10 to Fischer Fine Art, from whom bought by the Fine Art Society, London, on behalf of the Forbes Magazine collection;
Their sale, Christie's, London, 19 February 2003, lot 11;
Private collection

Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1867, no.418;
32 Victorian Paintings from the Forbes Magazine Collection, 1981;
Japanese touring exhibition, Raphael-zenpa to Sono Jidai (The Pre-Raphaelites and their Times), 1985, no.13;
Denver and New York, Childhood in Victorian England, 1985, no.14;
Childhood, 1988, no.209;
Newcastle, Laing Art Gallery, Pre-Raphaelites; Painters and Patrons in the North East, 1989-90, no.52;
La Era Victoriana, 1997, no.35

Literature: Athenaeum, 9 March 1867, p.327;
The Times, 9 May 1867, p.7;
Athenaeum, 11 May 1867, p.629;
Art Journal, 1867, p.143;
Athenaeum, 16 October 1875, p.516;
R.L. Green (ed.), The Diaries of Lewis Carroll, 1953, p.253;
S. Moore, 'The Awakening Consciousness: The Forbes Collection of Victorian Painting', in Country Life, 5 June 1986, p.1574, illus. pl.1;
Leonard Roberts and Stephen Wildman, Arthur Hughes: His Life and Works, 1997, pp.169-70, illus. pl.58

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