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Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Forget Me Not", By ~ Arthur Hughes - 1832 - 1915.

Arthur Hughes (British, 1832-1915)
The London born Arthur Hughes studied at the Somerset House School under Alfred Stevens and later at the Royal Academy Schools were he met Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt. Together Hughes and Rossetti helped create the mural of the Oxford Union.

Hughes became influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite ideals as a result of reading their briefly published magazine, The Germ, which was introduced to him by fellow School of Painting sculptor, Alexander Munro. He would become one of the second generation Pre-Raphaelites along with Edward Burne Jones and John Roddam Spencer Stanhope.

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