In 1846 Ford Madox Brown began the cartoon 'Oure Ladye of Saturday Night' which depicted a madonna-like figure bathing a child with the help of an angel. This drawing is a study for the drapery of the angel holding a bowl of water. Brown made seperate studies for the arms, head and body of this figure, all of which are in the Birmingham collection.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
FM Brown 1847 Kens[ington]
Signature and date bottom right Handwritten 1847 Half of location cut off.. Brown ink


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings and Watercolours
2 Cambridge Arts Council Gallery 1953-05-16 - 1953-10-24
2 Norwich Assembly Rooms 1953-05-16 - 1953-10-24
2 Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1953-05-16 - 1953-10-24


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby p. 38
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings and Watercolours
1953 Arts Council of Great Britain, London p. 5
Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite
Laura MacCulloch, Tessa Sidey 2008 D. Giles Limited p. 68

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