From Saturday, September 24, 2011 – Sunday, January 29, 2012, Manchester Art Gallery will be running a major exhibition of the works of Ford Madox Brown. Over 150 of Brown’s works will be showcased, including well-known works such as Work (shown above) and The Last of England.
The exhibit will pay special attention to Brown’s role in the Pre-Raphaelite movement and highlight his unique methods. Fans of the Arts and Crafts movement will be pleased that, in addition to his paintings, Brown’s forays into furniture and stained glass will also be featured.
If you miss the Manchester venue, the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium, will also be hosting the exhibit from February 25 – June 3, 2012.
Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer will be curated by Julian Treuherz, an independent art historian and curator who specializes in Victorian art.
The exhibit catalogue will be available both online and in the museum giftshop, so even if you can’t make it to Manchester, you’ll have the chance to experience it.
For more information, see the Manchester Art Gallery’s website.
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Special thanks to Philip Ebbrell for bringing this to my attention!