Edwin Hughes

The Blacksmith

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Edwin Hughes

The Blacksmith

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This late 19th-century oil painting by British artist Edwin Hughes (1842-1922) depicts a blacksmith holding a horseshoe while conversing with a gentleman through a window. His assistant works at the forge.

Edwin Hughes was an accomplished genre painter known for his charming portrayals of Victorian life and ‘costume paintings’ with historical references - an optimistic suitor offers a white rose to a demure young lady, a ragged middle-aged gentleman dozes off following a day of toil, and 18th-century aristocrats share a cordial greeting.

Working from London, he exhibited 16 times at the Royal Academy between 1872 and 1892. His father was a picture dealer.

A familiar scene from a bygone age. How many tools can you spot?

Signed/dated and held within a splendid baroque revival gilt frame with extensive ornamentation.

Learn more about Edwin Hughes in our directory.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 21” x 17” / 53cm x 43cm
Year of creation: 1888
Provenance: Private collection, Sweden.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £9,500.

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