This drawing depicts the Virgin and child surrounded by angels. It is not clear if Brown made this sketch in relation to a particular project but it is similar to the cartoon 'Oure Ladye of Saturday Night' which he was working on in 1847. The work is dedicated to 'ye fellowes of Christ his College Oxfor[d]' and although he may have visited Oxford no such trip has been recorded.LM

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


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Artist Ford Madox Brown -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
il Rinfresco in Egytta. / Dedicated to ye fellowes of Christ his college, OXFOR[D]/ London Ford M Brown 1847
Inscription below image Handwritten 1847 Main inscription in pencil. Location and signature in brown ink


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery p. 46
Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite
Laura MacCulloch, Tessa Sidey 2008 D. Giles Limited pp. 68-69

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