Manchester’s pre-Raphaelite paintings

Date Posted: 12/07/2011

This autumn, Manchester Art Gallery will stage the first major exhibition of Ford Madox Brown’s work since 1964. Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer will be on display from the 24th September until the 29th January.

The show will bring together 140 works from public and private collections, including his epic paintings of Victorian life Work and The Last of England. The exhibit is divided into 11 themes, starting with Brown’s family life and moving though his early career, his radical change of artistic direction, his work as draughtsman, painter of landscapes, portraits and scenes of Victorian life, storyteller and designer. It also covers the years Brown spent in Manchester working on the Town Hall murals.

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