Ford Madox Brown
3 of 4 portraits of Ford Madox Brown
Ford Madox Brown
by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1864
3 5/8 in. x 2 3/8 in. (92 mm x 60 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893), Painter and designer. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 14 portraits.
Artistback to top
- W. & D. Downey (active 1855-1940), Photographers. Artist associated with 936 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Marsh, Jan, The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2013, p. 51 Read entry
A sympathetic teacher, Madox Brown fell rather in love while teaching Marie Spartali, who wrote 'It was Madox Brown who encouraged me to become an artist and taught me to paint and I can never feel sufficiently grateful.'
- Marsh, Jan, Insights: The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2005, p. 49
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Tyne and Wear (photographers' studio, 9 Eldon Square, Newcastle on Tyne)
Events of 1864back to top
Current affairsFirst of the Contagious Diseases Act. These acts allowed for the arrest, medical inspection and confinement of any woman suspected of being a prostitute in the port towns. Following huge public outcry over their discrimination against women, notably led by Josephine Butler, leader of the Ladies' National Association, the acts were eventually repealed.
Octavia Hill starts work on slums, and the International Working Men's Association is founded in London.
Art and scienceThe Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell presents his discoveries in the field of electromagnetics to the Royal Society. His paper A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field expresses the basic laws of electricity and magnetism in unified fashion. Maxwell's equations, as his rules came to be known, helped create modern physics, laying the foundation for future work in special relativity and quantum mechanics.
InternationalAustria and Prussia combine forces to seize Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
Britain cedes Corfu, acquired from France in the Second Treaty of Paris (1815) to Greece. Although Britain had vigorously suppressed an uprising in 1849 in Cephalonia aiming to restore Iolian islands, the government changed policy throughout the 1850s and 60s.