Painting after Ford Maddox Brown 'The last of England' Antique Latter 19th Century
This powerful oil on board is after an original by Ford Maddox Brown that he painted around 1852. This example probably dates to around the 1860s or 70s when Brown's work was at its most popular and it was common at the time for students and commercial artists to reproduce their favourite images as a mark of respect.
Maddox's painting was inspired by the departure from England of his close friends Thomas Woolner and his wife Emma together with their children. When Brown began his painting in 1852 emigration was at its peak so the subject matter was clearly emotive for many. As a close friend of William Morris, Brown was likewise keen to raise awareness of the changing face of Britain at the time
In 2006 this image was voted Britain's 8th favourite in a BBC Radio 4 poll.
Please see photos but overall this painting is offered in good antique condition. It retains its original frame that shows it was sold via the famous Rowley Gallery in London
Dimensions of frame: height 51cm or 20 inches; width 48cm or 18.9 inches
Weight: 2.2 kg
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