Sir Max Beerbohm, ‘Ford Madox Brown being Patronized by Holman Hunt’ 1916
Sir Max Beerbohm
Ford Madox Brown being Patronized by Holman Hunt 1916
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Ford Madox Brown (16 April 1821 – 6 October 1893) was a French-born British painter of moral and historical subjects, notable for his distinctively graphic and often Hogarthian version of the Pre-Raphaelite style. Arguably, his most notable painting was Work (1852–65). Brown spent the latter years of his life painting the Manchester Murals, depicting Mancunian history, for Manchester Town Hall.

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