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A father sits looking thoughtful as his children slowly make their way to bed. One girl raises her finger to silence chatter while another child prays. The artist and his own children acted as models. However, there is debate whether the taller figure on the right is his wife Tryphena or his eldest daughter. Hughes was part of the wider Pre-Raphaelite circle of artists, working with Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones occasionally.

Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Preston


Date

1862

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 130 x W 160.5 cm

Accession number

PRSMG : P1486

Acquisition method

gift from S. H. Paviere

Work type

Painting


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