Ford Madox Brown

Ford Madox Brown (1821 - 1893) was a famous Pre-Raphaelite artist, although never an official member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. However, he did have a tremendous impact on their technique. His own work was influenced by the German Nazarenes, who he connected with during his visit to Rome in 1848. Rossetti became a student of Brown. From this, Brown became an adviser to the Brotherhood. In the 1850's he began designing furniture for Charles Seddon, and in 1861, became a founding member of the William Morris Co. For this, he designed furniture and stained glass.

Brown painted a number of murals in the Large Hall of Manchester Town Hall.  The blue plaque shown above is located on Addison Terrace in Victoria Park where Maddox-Brown live during his time in Manchester.

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