Arts Everyday Living: Happy Holidays in Art—A Family Christmas Carol

Arthur Hughes, A Christmas Carol at Bracken Dene, 1878-1879, oil on canvas, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

 

Happy Holidays from British artist Arthur Hughes (1832-1915), who was commissioned to create this masterpiece of portraiture for patron James Leathart.  Imagine organizing this Christmas moment celebrated by Leathart’s wife and numerous children.

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