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Drawings of George Boughton's Studio

George Henry Boughton (1833-1905), was an English painter, popular at the time of Artists at Home. Photographed by Mayall, Boughton’s name was featured among the forty or so artists advertised for the Artists at Home project, but his portrait was never published. Unfortunately, the portrait has been lost to time and only speculation can provide answers as to why he was never included. Nevertheless, in an effort to develop a greater understanding of artists during the late Victorian era, as well as the specific contemporaries of the Artists at Home group, this exhibit is dedicated to George Boughton. Not only were his works popular, but his home also attracted regular attention. It was custom built and designed, the quintessential Aesthetic studio home, providing insight into the purposes of artist’s houses in the late 1800s. . George Boughton’s home in Campden Hill attracted specific attention from writers and journalists as one of the most beautiful and well-curated Victorian homes of the time period. Acting as an extension of Boughton’s personality and dedication to a life of art, the home served as a marketing tool to illustrate his gentlemanly, refined and distinguished place in artistic society.

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