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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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|Collection:||Fine Art Prints and Drawings|
|Date:||1852 - 1852|
|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.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Chalks with scratching out on two sheets of paper.|