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Eleanor Mary Hughes
Wood Above the House.

c. 1939


6 3/4 x 4 7/8 (sheet 9 7/8 x 7 5/8). Printed on laid paper with deckle edges. A extremely rich impression. Annotated verso by the artist, 'Inst[ructions] - put heavy French transport g[round] or 1/2 & 1/2 ground by Blind". Stamped signature. Eleanor Hughes is best known as a leading painter of the Newlyn School of artists. She has remained largely unknown as an etcher until the recent discovery of her estate. Born in New Zealand to Cornish parents, she came to England to study in London. In 1907, she became a pupil of Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes at Newlyn, Cornwall. In 1910 she married a fellow Newlyn painter, Robert Hughes, and they settled at Lamorna. In 1912, they designed and built a house at Chyangweal near St.Buryan, where they were to spend the rest of their lives. Eleanor owned a studio in the Lamorna Valley, about a mile from the house. There she worked and kept her etchings. In 1911 she began to exhibit at the Royal Academy and later at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. In 1933 she was elected to full membership of the R.I. By the time World War II broke out, she had exhibited 34 works at the Royal Institute, 37 at the Royal Academy, 7 at the New English Art Club, 9 at the Glasgow Institute, 6 at the Walker Gallery, as well as at other locations. In addition, she was an active organizer of the Newlyn and St. Ives exhibitions. In the late 1930s, she took up etching. She maintained a studio in the Lamorna valley, where she etched local stone buildings at Trewoofe and Boleigh Farm,as well as the surrounding trees, especially the Cornish elms. She also etched several plates abroad in the Alps and the Pyrenees. In 1940 she sold her studio and essentially ceased painting and etching. She is to be the subject of a major biography and a large retrospective exhibition in her native country of New Zealand.


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