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The King's Orchard: 1509

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Current Location: In storage


The King's Orchard


Painter: Hughes, Arthur




History note: J. Hamilton Trist, Brighton, who bought it from the artist in 1863; Trist sale, Christie's 9 April 1892 (75)

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.6 cm
Width: 29.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1929) by Courtney, Lady


Circa 1858 - 1859


Sketch for the picture Hughes exhibited at the R.A. in 1859, no. 609.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of paper panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on paper, on wood

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. HUGHES
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: In red
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Finished Sketch for the picture / Exhibited in the Royal Academy, 1859. / Price 45 Guineas
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Text: Arthur Hughes
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Text: No. 609
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Text: And songs tell how many a page pined for the grace of one etc.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1509
Primary reference Number: 3434
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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