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Title: 1904P447 Portrait of Emma Madox Brown
Description: 1904P447
Portait of Emma Madox Brown, 1853
Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Executed less than a month after the wedding of Ford Madox Brown and Emma Hill on 5 April 1853, it remained in Brown's possession for the rest of his life. Rossetti, along with Thomas Seddon, had been a witness at the wedding. Emma came from a poor farming background, but had already modelled for her future husband's paintings 'The Last of England' and 'The Pretty Baa-Lambs'.
Here Rossetti controls his use of the pen to capture a closely-observed appearance that is more about realism than flattery. He had been a pupil of Madox Brown in 1848.
See also image of later portrait 1904P448.
Keywords:
Art Movement
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Pre-Raphaelite
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Drawing
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Ink
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Women
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Sketch
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Portrait
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Female
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Pen
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.