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Chalk Drawing - The Last of England - Portrait of Emma Hill

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P791
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1852 - 1852

Maker Information

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


A preparatory sketch for the oil painting 'The Last of England'. Brown met Matilda Hill, known as Emma, by 1848. She was the daughter of a bricklayer who had moved to London during the 1830s. Although a child, Catherine, was born in 1850, Emma and Brown did not marry until 1853.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Chalks with scratching out on two sheets of paper.

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Height:161 mm
Width:177 mm