Bust of Ball Hughes Father
This is the earliest example of Ball Hughes artwork that has been located by David Brown to date. According to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, this plaster and paint sculpture is about 24 7/16" x 14 9/16" x 11 1/4".
David B. Dearinger of the Boston Athenæum reported that Hughes’s bust of his father was given to the Athenæum by George E. Brown in 1920.
The Smithsonian Institution Catalog of American Portraits online SIRIS listing for John Hallett Hughes by Robert Ball Hughes shows an incorrect date of work as c. 1836.
last update 3/27/2013
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