(1806 - 1868)
Robert Ball Hughes was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York / England. Robert Hughes is known for portrait bust sculpture of prominent persons.
Biography Robert Hughes
Robert Ball Hughes (January 19, 1804 — March 5, 1868), often known as Ball Hughes, was a British-American sculptor, born in England and active in the United States. He was born in London.His birth year has been confirmed to be 1804 according to his baptismal record on the International Genealogical Index, and not 1806 as has been widely reported. His given name was Robert Balls Hughes according to his baptismal record.
He early exhibited a decided taste for modeling, and at 12 years of age made out of wax candle ends a bas-relief copy of a picture representing the wisdom of Solomon, which was afterward cast in silver. He later studied under Edward Hodges Baily for seven years. During this time, the Royal Academy awarded him a large s
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