Prime Minister Billy Hughes
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Prime Minister Billy Hughes

1919. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotated and dated “by [sculptor] Professor Derwent Wood, R.A., London, 1919” in an unknown hand in ink on backing below image, framing annotation in pencil verso, 27.6 x 22.5cm. Developing flaws, retouching, laid down on original backing.

Annotation includes “Dame [Mary] Hughes. Black oak swing frame. Leave white to show written text at base only.” The photograph was most likely taken by Frederic Hilaire D’Arcis (Brit.,1845-1935). Ref: Royal Academy of Arts.

Sir William Morris (Billy) Hughes (1862-1952) was the seventh Prime Minister of Australia, from 1915 to 1923.

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Item #CL179-11

Price (AUD): $880.00  other currencies

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