Ford Madox Brown had already pioneered a style of painting which came to be known as Pre-Raphaelite before the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in 1848.
His beautifully observed landscapes anticipated the open-air effects of the Impressionists.
His art was anti-academic, rejecting easy solutions, prettiness, and conventional Victorian formulae.
He depicted children without sentimentality and poor people without condescension.
This major monograph provides a general introduction to Brown's art based on new research; all of his important paintings are included, each one is illustrated and described.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages, 224 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/09/2011
- Category: Art & design styles: Pre-Raphaelite art
- ISBN: 9780856677007