This is a very fine quality mid-19th century oil on canvas portrait of a dark-haired young Victorian beauty by the prominent Royal Academy artist Vernon Hughes (fl.1850-1855). This superbly delighted and very beautiful painting is signed by the artist and dated 1854.
Between 1851 and 1854 Vernon Hughes exhibited five paintings at the Royal Academy, and a further four at the British Institution in London.
Dimensions: (framed) 54cm x 46cm (21¼” x 18”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 37cm x 31cm (14½” x 12¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Mid-20th century Louis XVI giltwood swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Ready to hang.