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John Trumbull (1756 - 1843)
MRS. ROBERT BALL (ELIZA WRIGHT) HUGHES
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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John Trumbull (1756 - 1843)
MRS. ROBERT BALL (ELIZA WRIGHT) HUGHES
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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John Trumbull (1756 - 1843)
MRS. ROBERT BALL (ELIZA WRIGHT) HUGHES

Provenance

Mrs. J. Reid Johnson, New London, Connecticut;
M. Knoedler & Company, New York, 1961;
Mrs. Landsell K. Christie, Syosett, New York;
Her estate (sold: Christie's, New York, January 1996, lot 323, as Portrait of Elizabeth Ball Hughes);
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale.

Exhibited

New London, Connecticut, The Lyman Allyn Museum, 1944.

Literature

Theodore Sizer, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press), 1950, p. 33.

Catalogue Note

Mary Eliza Wright married Robert Ball Hughes near London in 1828 and the newlyweds emigrated to the United States shortly thereafter. Eliza was a source of inspiration for her husband, who was an accomplished sculptor and painter. He was commissioned to sculpt busts of various members of Britain's nobility, most notably King George IV, and America's leaders, including a statue of Alexander Hamilton that was placed atop the Merchants' Exchange Building in New York. Robert received several awards from the Royal Academy and was elected to the National Academy as an Honorary Academician in 1830. 

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