Night with her Train of Stars, 1912: Canvas Replica Painting: Medium
By artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914), in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK
Night flies in this dreamlike work that borrows its title from a late 19th century poem by W.E. Henley. British painter Hughes shows his tendency toward perfectionism in the elaborate process of stippling seen in the blue tonality and soft sfumato of miniscule brushstrokes. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
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Medium: 28.5"Wx20"H framed (21"Wx12.5"H image size, 4"W frame)
Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914)

Edward Robert Hughes is a well-known English painter who identified with the Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic movements, often working in watercolor or gouache. Hughes's paintings display a detailed observation of nature and devotion to intricate painting. Hughes regularly exhibited his paintings at the Royal Academy, the Royal Watercolor Society, the British Institution, and the Grosvenor Gallery. At all these venues he showed his more Pre-Raphaelite, symbolic paintings, including one of his most well-known, Midsummer Eve.

Hughes was also inclined to paint based on stories from Italian literature and Shakespeare, and always with a mystical atmosphere, as in Ophelia. His favorite colors in which to paint were blue and gold, as can be seen in Twilight Fantasies. Like many other Victorian artists, Hughes was a staunch perfectionist. But he is more remembered for being a kind mentor to young painters and a much-loved lecturer.

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