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Oil Painting - The Last of England

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1891P24
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1852 - 1855

Maker Information

Artist:Ford Madox Brown - View biography for Ford Madox Brown


This is a painting about emigration, the couple are departing for Australia. The subject itself - departure in desperate circumstances for a foreign land - has parallels with the biblical story of the Flight into Egypt. The artist himself posed for the painting, along with his partner Emma, and their children Cathy, the fair-haired girl in the background, and Oliver, the baby.

Purchased, 1891.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on panel.
Material(s):Oil paint

Associated People


Height:825 mm
Width:750 mm

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