Thomas Hughes (1822-1896) by Sir Thomas Brock, K.C.B., R.A. 1847-1922. Marble, on a stone pedestal. Unveiled 1899 Rugby School. [detail] "Brock included a tribute to his subject's success as an author by giving Hughes a book in his left hand and a quill pen (frequently stolen) in his right. The large stetson hat which rests” by Hughes' right foot is a good-humoured reference to the model settlement he unsuccessfully attempted to establish in Tennessee" (Sankey 194) [Click on these images to enlarge them.]
Photographs and text kindly provided by John Sankey, whose copyright they remain.
Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1982.
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