Ford Madox Brown: Life, Love, Art

Angela Thirlwell
Angela Thirlwell
Saturday 19 November 2011
2.00pm - 3.30pm
10. Booking essential.

Talk by Angela Thirlwell, author of Into the Frame: The Four Loves of Ford Madox Brown

Painting and Passion

In this illustrated talk Angela Thirlwell, author of Into the Frame, will open a window on to the private life and public art of Ford Madox Brown - for whom four women, two wives and two secret loves, were an inspiration.

John Thirlwell, dubbed the 'Bard's Banker' for playing Thomas Bowdler in Shakespeare's Bottom at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will read Brown's own words.

Angela Thirlwell has also written The Game of Life, a character study of Ford Madox Brown for the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer.

This illustrated talk will draw from both Into the Frame and The Game of Life to provide a fascinating insight into the private life and times of Ford Madox Brown.


£10. Booking essential. Buy tickets for Into the Frame: The Four Loves of Ford Madox Brown online.

Angela Thirlwell

Angela Thirlwell read English at Oxford and lectured for many years for the Faculty of Continuing Education at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has also written William and Lucy: The Other Rossettis, Yale University Press, 2003. Lucy Rosetti was the eldest daughter of Ford Madox Brown, Her marriage to William Michael Rossetti united two of the greatest Pre-Raphaelite families. Angela edited the Folio Anthology of Autobiography and The Pre-Raphaelites and their World

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