This is a study for the painting of the artist's mother, Mary Ann Brown (1809-83), in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (c. 1849). She married Anthony Sands on the 22 December 1828.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
F A Sandys Portrait of the artist's mother
- reverse Handwritten - hand of Charles Fairfax Murray. Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904
76 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 1974-05-07 - 1974-07-14
76 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1974 - 1974


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. 386
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service no. 1.A.34, p. 94.


Acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray before June 1895.

Associated people

Name Type
Mrs Mary Sandys Depicted

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