(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
Known as Ball Hughes and also using that as a signature, this man was a sculptor and wax-portrait artist. He was born in London, England, and died in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He studied and exhibited at the Royal Academy in London as well as at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design in New York City.
He emigrated to New York in 1829, having earned much prestige in England. In New York, he received many commissions for portrait busts in bronze and wax. Among his subjects were John Trumbull, Alexander Hamilton, and Washington Irving.
From 1838 to 1840, he worked in Philadelphia and from 1840, worked in Boston. By the mid 1850s, his work was not much sought aft
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