Mrs. Ford Madox Brown

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1853 May 1

Physical Description

Medium: pen and brown ink
Dimensions: 5 x 3 7/8 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1st May/53
Note: Monogram and date at lower center.

Production Description

Production Date: 1853 May 1
Exhibition History: Tate, 1911 (no.56); Tate, 1923 (no.206(1)); Birmingham, 1947 (no.210); Bournemouth, 1951 (no.225); R.A., 1973 (no.42)
Model: Emma Hill Madox Brown


Current Location: Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
Catalog Number: 447'04
Archival History: Ford Madox Brown; Brown Sale, from his home at 1 St. Edmund's Terrace, Regent's Park, May 29, 1894 (part of lot 86); Fairfax Murray; Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery

Scholarly Commentary


“Emma Hill, the daughter of a farmer, was the second wife of Madox Brown. Her extreme youth and want of education persuaded him to keep his marriage a secret for several years” (Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 1, 158 (no. 272)).


Mrs. Ford Madox Brown
Copyright: ©Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 395.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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