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As well as being a painter, Hughes became one of the more successful Pre-Raphaelite illustrators. His illustrations for George Macdonald (Dealing with Fairies and At the Back of the North Wind), and Christina Rossetti (Sing Song, Speaking Likenesses, and Babies' Classics) are especially noteworthy. Hughes was a truly gentle and modest man.

Very little is known about his private life or his views on art, but he was well loved by all the Pre-Raphaelites and maintained contact with many of them his whole life. Hughes' later years were spent in obscurity. He died a recluse on 23 December in 1915 at Kew Green, London, leaving behind nearly 600 paintings and 850 book illustrations.

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