Arts Everyday Living: Through a Child’s Eyes–A Boy in a Sailor Suit, Two Girls in Bonnets

Edward Robert Hughes, Charles Edward Leith Hay-Clark, n.d., oil on canvas, National Trust for Scotland, Leith Hall Garden & Estate, Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) was a talented portraitist as evidenced in the unforgettable portrayal above.*  His contemporary American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) also is esteemed for his outstanding career in portraits depicting a range of humanity, from the rarefied world of royalty and aristocrats to the humble children of a local village.

*Hughes was known for his themes of fantasy as seen in today’s other blog.


John Singer Sargent, Village Children, 1890, oil on canvas, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

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