September 20, 2017
The Weary Moon by Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Robert Hughes.
Hughes was influenced by his uncle and eminent Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood artist, Arthur Hughes, under whom he studied until he entered the Royal Academy Schools. He also worked closely with one of the Brotherhood’s founders, William Holman Hunt when Hunt suffered from glaucoma, two of the paintings that Hughes worked on with Hunt were ‘The Light of the World’, which is displayed in St Paul’s Cathedral, and ‘The Lady of Shalott,’ which is exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
While Pre-Raphaelitism played an influential part in shaping Hughes work, Aestheticism is also seen in his paintings. Hughes showed at the Royal Academy from 1870 to 1911, and was represented at the first Venice Biennale in 1895.