Talk: Ford Madox Brown - Hands On Pre-Raphaelite biography

| The Wallace Collection

Is writing the life of an artist fundamentally different from writing about poets or politicians, kings or composers?

Trawling archives, scouring letters, diaries and laundry lists, the biographer of an artist has one crucial extra resource – the pictures themselves.

Ford Madox Brown, sometimes known as King of the Pre-Raphaelites, was one of the most brilliant members of that circle although he never officially joined. Exploring his pictures in the light of key relationships in his life, with his two wives, Elisabeth and Emma, and his two secret loves, Marie and Mathilde, will unlock his intense, inner life.

Nearest Tube: Bond Street, Marble Arch

Venue information

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN

Entry details

Tickets: £10

Wednesday 13 May
2.30 – 3.30pm

To book, please call 0844 415 4151
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5.30pm
Lines open Monday 15 March

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