Emma Madox Brown

Date of birth: — Date of death: 1890

Married the artist Ford Madox Brown. Matilda Hill, always known as Emma, by Christmas 1848. She was nineteen, the daughter of a bricklayer who had migrated to London during the agricultural depression of the 1830s. William Rossetti recalled her having 'a pink complexion, regular features, and a fine abundance of beautiful yellow hair, the tint of harvest corn'. Although a daughter, Catherine, was born in November 1850, Emma and Brown did not marry until 1853.