Joshua Anderson Hague was a landscape painter and watercolourist.
Hague, who studied at Manchester Art School, specialised in quiet pastoral scenes, similar to those of James Aumonier, and painted in a broad manner. He exhibited from 1873 at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery, Baillie Gallery, Dowdeswell Galleries, New English Art Club and Society of British Artists in London, as well as at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Royal Cambrian Society, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery.
In 1884 Hague was elected a member of the Society of British Artists, a Society which elected JW its President in 1886, and in 1887 he became a member of the New English Art Club, a group with which JW exhibited in 1888. He was elected to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1892. The Royal Cambrian Society appointed Hague its President.
Hague was amongst those proposed invitees to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on becoming an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889 (#00631).
Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Artists, Woodbridge, 1971; Johnson, J., and Anna Greutzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.