In 1847 Ford Madox Brown attended life classes run by his artist friend Charles Lucy (1814-73) and held in Lucy's studio. He also went to the Dickinson Brothers Drawing Academy at 18 1/2 Maddox Street, London, where Lucy was also employed as a drawing master (Virginia Surtees, ed., 'The Diary of Ford Madox Brown,' p. 15). This study was most likely drawn at one of these classes.LM

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Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Ford M Brown/47 London
Signature and date below image Handwritten 1847 Brown ink.


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Ford Madox Brown: a Record of his Life and Works
F M Hueffer 1896 Longman, Green and Longman, London repr. p. 447 et seq.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby p. 45
Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite
Laura MacCulloch, Tessa Sidey 2008 D. Giles Limited, London p. 67

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