It has not been possible to identify the project related to this sketch. Despite this, the sketch provides an insight into Brown's working process. The loose, looping drawing style he has used indicates that this drawing was made during the first stage in his working process when he put his initial thoughts onto paper. The lack of detail suggests that at this point he was solely concerned with the overall composition. After this he would have begun adding more detail before making individual figure studies.LM

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Ford Madox Brown -


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. 47
Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite
Laura MacCulloch, Tessa Sidey 2008 D. Giles Limited, London p. 70

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