Although Chaucer was not one of the approved subjects for the Parliament murals, it was he who inspired Ford Madox Brown
As in earlier volumes, the letters in this one reveal a self-absorbed but often generous man at his best and worst: capable of genuine eloquence in notes to families of deceased artists and affection for close friends such as Ford Madox Brown
and Thomas Hake; and of ill-temper in negotiations with much-tried patrons and overbearing demands on his long-suffering employees and friends.
They've also left out Ford Madox Brown
, Rossetti's teacher, who was an instrumental part in the movement.
They were close to the Pre-Raphaelite painters, forming the design company Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Coin the 1860s with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown
21) It also earned her the respect of men like Garnett, William Michael Rossetti, Athenaeum editor Norman MacColl, and the German-born painter Ford Madox Brown
, who became a life-long champion of her poetry (and possibly her lover), (22) In his i nvaluable Ford Madox Brown
: A Record of his Life and Work (1896), Brown's grandson Ford Madox Hueffer gives a revealing account of the salons Brown hosted in the late 1860s and early 1870s, where Blind formed the allegiances that launched her career:
When they married in 1860 Georgie found herself moving in a circle of friends that reads rather like the contents of Birmingham City Art Gallery, including painters Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown
The exhibition will examine the relationship between artists like Ford Madox Brown
and Dante Gabriel Rossetti with their Liverpool contemporaries, collectors, and the institutions that welcomed them, while also looking at the patrons who commissioned them, many of whom had Liverpool connections.
Among the treasures on the list was the work considered to be Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's most famous painting, The Last of England, by 19th century artist Ford Madox Brown
Bodelwyddan, with its ivy-clad turrets, is also an outpost of the National Portrait Gallery, and boasts works by George Frederick Watts and Ford Madox Brown
It is difficult to think of a painting that would represent most people's idea of Pre-Raphaelite art more effectively than The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown
- an iconic image of Britain at the midpoint of the 19th century and one of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery's greatest treasures.
Gary Alexander was on the point of doubling his winnings when he was stumped by a poser about Ford Madox Brown
And, for any lovers of Victorian art, the exhibition takes you on a journey of Victorian masters, including Ford Madox Brown
, Richard Redgrave, James Collinson and Thomas Faed.