Biography of Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893

In 1818 [his father] Ford Brown 1780-1842 (38) and Caroline Madox 1785-1841 (33) were married.

On 16 Apr 1821 Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 was born to [his father] Ford Brown 1780-1842 (41) and Caroline Madox 1785-1841 (36) at Calais.

1840. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (18). "Study for the Dean in the ‘Execution of Mary Queen of Scots’".

1840. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (18). "Manfred on the Jungfrau". Inspired by Scene II of the peom Manfred by George "Lord Byron" 6th Baron Byron Poet 1788-1824 (51).

1840. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (18). "Study for ‘Execution of Mary Queen of Scots’".

In 1841 [his mother] Caroline Madox 1785-1841 (56) died.

Around 1841. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (19). "The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots". The moment the Mary tells Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 to stop praying for her in the Protestant faith. His first wife Elizabeth (22) modelled for one of the figures

In Apr 1841 Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (19) and [his wife] Elizabeth Bromley 1818-1846 (22) were married. They were half first cousins.

In 1842 [his father] Ford Brown 1780-1842 (62) died at Paris.

On 19 Jul 1843 [his daughter] Emma Lucy Madox Brown Painter 1843-1894 was born to Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (22) and Elizabeth Bromley 1818-1846 (24) at Paris.

1874. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of his sister-in-law Emma Lucy Madox Brown Painter 1843-1894.

1844. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (22). "The Bromley Family". His first wife Elizabeth (25) bottom right.

1844. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (22). "Pretty Baa Lambs". Models: the artists wife [his future wife] Emma Matilda Hill 1829-1890 (14) and daughter Catherine Emily Brown Painter 1850-1927.

1844. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (22). "The Last Of England". Models by himself and his wife [his future wife] Emma Matilda Hill 1829-1890 (14). Inspired by the departure to Australia of his friend Thomas Woolner Sculptor 1825-1892 (18).

On 05 Jun 1846 [his wife] Elizabeth Bromley 1818-1846 (27) died of tuberculosis in Paris. She was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery Kensal Green.

On 11 Nov 1850 [his illegitimate daughter] Catherine Emily Brown Painter 1850-1927 was born illegitimately to Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (29) and Emma Matilda Hill 1829-1890 (21).

1852 to 1865. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (30). "Work".

1852 to 1865. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (30). Potrait of his daughter [his illegitimate daughter] Catherine Emily Brown Painter 1850-1927 (1).

1853. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (31). Potrait of his daughter [his illegitimate daughter] Catherine Emily Brown Painter 1850-1927 (2).

On 04 Apr 1853 Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (31) and [his wife] Emma Matilda Hill 1829-1890 (23) were married at St Dunstan's in the West.

1854 to 1855. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (32). "Waiting: an English Fireside". Models: the artists wife [his wife] Emma Matilda Hill 1829-1890 (24) and daughter Catherine Emily Brown Painter 1850-1927 (3).

In 1855 [his son] Oliver Madox Brown 1855-1874 was born to Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (33) and Emma Matilda Hill 1829-1890 (25).

1857. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (35). "Stages of Cruelty". Models: the artists wife [his wife] Emma Matilda Hill 1829-1890 (27) and daughter Catherine Emily Brown Painter 1850-1927 (6).

Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones 1860. After In the unsettled week before his marriage Edward (26) had amused himself by painting some figures upon a plain deal sideboard which he possessed, and this in its new state was a delightful surprise to find. "Ladies and animals" he called the subjects illustrated, and there were seven pictures, three on the cupboard doors in front and two at each end, which shewed them in various relations to each other. Three kind and attentive ladies were feeding pigs, parrots and fishes; two cruel ones were tormenting an owl by forcing him to look at himself in a round mirror, and gold fish by draining them dry in a net; while two more were expiating such sins in terror at a hideous newt upon the garden path and the assault of a swarm of angry bees. Mrs. Catherwood gave us a piano, made by Priestly of Berners Street, who had patented a small one of inoffensive shape that we had seen and admired at Madox Brown's (39) house; we had ours made of unpolished American walnut, a perfectly plain wood of pleasing colour, so that Edward could paint upon it. The little instrument when opened shows inside the lid a very early design for the "Chant d' Amour,"and on the panel beneath the keyboard there is a gilded and lacquered picture of Death, veiled and crowned, standing outside the gate of a garden where a number of girls, unconscious of his approach, are resting and listening to music. The lacquering of this panel was an exciting process, for its colour had to be be deepened by heat while still liquid, and Edward used a red-hot poker for the work.

On 11 Feb 1862 at twenty past seven in the morning Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 (32) overdosed on laudanum at 14 Chatham Place. Possibly suicide - there may have been a note that said "look after Harry (her invalid brother)" which Ford Madox Brown (40) persuaded Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (33) to burn.

Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones 1860. After 09 Jun 1860. It was quite clear that we must give up Paris and get to our own home as soon as the doctor gave Edward leave to travel; so ruefully enough I wrote to Gabriel and told him how things were; and his answer was a comfort to us, for he reported that they were both tired of 1871. George Frederick Watts 1817-1904. Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. 1853. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910. Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones 1860. After 09 Jun 1860. It was quite clear that we must give up Paris and get to our own home as soon as the doctor gave Edward leave to travel; so ruefully enough I wrote to Gabriel and told him how things were; and his answer was a comfort to us, for he reported that they were both tired of

1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (38). Drawing of Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (45).

02 Apr 1871. Census. 37 Fitzroy Square.

Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (49). Head. 49.

[his wife] Emma Matilda Hill 1829-1890 (41). Wife. 36.

[his daughter] Emma Lucy Madox Brown Painter 1843-1894 (27). Daughter. 26.

[his illegitimate daughter] Catherine Emily Brown Painter 1850-1927 (20). Daughter. 20.

[his son] Oliver Madox Brown 1855-1874 (16). Son. 16.

Charloote Kirkby. Servant. 29.

DOCUMENTS/CENSUS/C1871/London/St_Pancras_Tottenham_Court_Road_7_WM.jpgMary Ann Edwards. Servant. 19.

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On 03 Sep 1872 [his son-in-law] Francis Heuffer 1845-1889 (27) and Catherine Emily Brown Painter 1850-1927 (21) were married.

On 31 Mar 1874 [his son-in-law] William Michael Rossetti Author 1829-1919 (44) and Emma Lucy Madox Brown Painter 1843-1894 (30) were married.

On 09 Apr 1882 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (53) died. He was buried at All Saints Church Birchington on Sea. There is a Celtic Cross marking his grave commissioned by his mother Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886 (81), designed by Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (60) and erected in the presence of his brother [his son-in-law] William Michael Rossetti Author 1829-1919 (52) and sister Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 (51) as written on the base of the cross.

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Drawing of Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894.

On 11 Oct 1890 [his wife] Emma Matilda Hill 1829-1890 (61) died.

05 Apr 1891. Census. 1 St Edmunds Terrace.

Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (69). Head. Widower.

[his illegitimate daughter] Catherine Heuffer (40). Daughter. Widow.

Ford Madox Ford aka Heuffer 1873-1939 (17). Grandson. 17.

Oliver Madox Heuffer 1877-1931 (14). Grandson. 15.

Juliet Catherine Emma Heuffer 1881-1944 (10). Granddaughter. 10.

Charlotte Kindy. Servant. 31.

DOCUMENTS/CENSUS/C1891/LONDON/St_Marylebone_St_Jon_District_13_St_Edmunds_Terrace_23_WM.jpgMargaret Mullin. Servant. 23.

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On 06 Oct 1893 Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (72) died. He was buried at St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.