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William Hughes (Scottish 1842-1901) Large Original Still Life Oil -30.5" x 26.5"W-- Very high auction (39K) prices exhibited Royal Academy

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Large Stunning Still Life Original Oil Painting by well exhibited (Royal Academy, British Institution, Grosvenor Gallery) prominent Scottish artist William Hughes (1842-1901). His works similar to this fetch very high auction prices ( $39,049 USD for Flowers, fruit, a bullfinch and its nest, sold at Christie's London in 2006.) Stunning Still Life style oil on stretch canvas depicting Victorian display of fruit and fowl. Well executed Still Life style painting shows great detail and wonderful vibrant color palate. Painting signed at lower right. Comes with period framed and in overall very nice condition. Much thought-after artist- Painting shows artist skilled technique. Signature: Signed lower right Medium: Oil on stretch canvas Size: c 30 1/2" Height X 26 1/2" Wide inches with frame (77.48cm x 67.31cm) c 24" H X 20" W inches site (60.96cm x 50.8cm) Condition: Very good- No Paint loss ( 2 old small professionally repairs on back of canvas ) Original stretcher, original lining Free domestic shipping! About the artist: William Hughes, a still-life painter, was the father of the landscape painter Sir Herbert Hughes-Stanton. Life: Hughes studied under George Lance and W. H. Hunt. He was an active exhibitor from 1866 to 1901, showing in London at the Royal Academy, British Institution, Grosvenor Gallery, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Royal Society of British Artists, the latter society which elected JW its President in 1886, as well as at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. He was commissioned to paint five large bird pictures for the hall of Lord Calthorpe's house in Grosvenor Square. On 23 June 1886 Hughes wrote to the Court and Society Review under the pseudonym 'Van Eyck', criticising the over-adulatory nature of Malcolm C. Salaman's letter of 10 June 1886, which began, 'Hail, President Whistler!' He wrote mockingly, 'Is it meant for a joke, or has Mr Whistler at last found that rare avis, the whistling oyster, brought up on harmonies of blues, greys, and browns, not forgetting the butterflies? Or, perhaps, the letter is the result of one of the Sunday afternoon tea-parties mentioned in the letter. I had no idea that tea had such an effect on the imagination. ' (#11355). Bibliography: Kelly's London Postal Directory, London; Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Johnson, J., and Anna Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980. Returns & exchanges: Returns accepted within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking