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The first exhibition dedicated to this talented yet lesser-known Pre-Raphaelite artist.

Studio assistant to Holman-Hunt, model to Rossetti and the painter behind the 'blue pictures', ER Hughes was at the centre of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. While his paintings remain much-loved today, his name is mysteriously unknown.

Hughes created fantastical story-led work and would often experiment with ambitious techniques. But he was also a perfectionist, producing multiple studies for each of his paintings. This exhibition brings together a series of his most impressive works, many of which haven't been seen in the 100 years since his death.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3DH

0121 348 8000


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Daily Sun - Thurs, 10am - 5pm Fri, 10.30am - 5pm

Free to all

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