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 John Hughes  (1806 - 1880)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom      Known for: marine

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The American packet ship Guy Mannering of the Black Star Line
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A self-taught artist of the Liverpool School, John Hughes was born in that seafaring town in 1806. He was a very competent marine painter, the majority of whose works were done for export to America. It is interesting to note that of all the known works by John Hughes only a very few survive in his native England.

It is evident that Hughes acquired a sizeable reputation with American sea captains. He developed particularly good contacts with the visiting American ships and created his own (showing 500 of 1014 characters).

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