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Hughes's estate in 1916.
We are grateful to Leonard Roberts for suggesting that the present lot is almost certainly The Visit , cited in his catalogue raisonné of the artist as no. 441. It was exhibited at the the Dunthorne exhibition, 1904, no. 42. The garden is the same as that depicted in Friends, also included in the Dunthorne exhibition, catalogue raisonné no. 444 and sold at Christie's 5 November 1997, lot 195.
Leonard Roberts, Arthur Hughes: His Life and Works, Suffolk, p. 247, no. 496.
London, Walker's Galleries, Memorial Exhibition of Some of the Works of the late Arthur Hughes, October 1916, no. 11 (15 gns).