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Letters, ca. 1852-1891.

Author: Ford Madox BrownCharles EtheringtonWalter John KnewstubCharles RowleyJohn RuskinAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Letters from Brown to various correspondents, including Walter John Knewstub, Frederic Shields, George Frederick Watts, Frederick Stephens, the Brothers Dalziel, John Ruskin, and his daughter Lucy. The letters relate mainly to Brown's painting, with frequent mention of specific works: his stained-glass work for Morris & Co. and other firms; exhibitions in Liverpool, Manchester and Berlin; his personal affairs, and
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Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Ford Madox Brown; Charles Etherington; Walter John Knewstub; Charles Rowley; John Ruskin; Frederic Shields; Frederic George Stephens; George Frederick Watts; Dalziel Brothers.
OCLC Number: 80374367
Notes: Holographs, signed.
Description: 45 items

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Letters from Brown to various correspondents, including Walter John Knewstub, Frederic Shields, George Frederick Watts, Frederick Stephens, the Brothers Dalziel, John Ruskin, and his daughter Lucy. The letters relate mainly to Brown's painting, with frequent mention of specific works: his stained-glass work for Morris & Co. and other firms; exhibitions in Liverpool, Manchester and Berlin; his personal affairs, and other matters. Occasional comments are furnished on the reception of his work, his idea of aesthetics, the work of contemporary British painters, including Arthur Hughes, William Davis, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and Sir John Everett Millais, and fund raising for the Rossetti memorial. One of the letters is written on the verso of a letter received from Charles Etherington (1880).

Several of the letters were sent from the town hall in Manchester, where Brown was fulfilling a commission to paint scenes illustrating the history of the city. In a letter to Shields (1884), Brown writes that because of his dislike of the ventilation in the building and the difficulty of painting from models directly onto wall panels, he intends to paint his "Wyclif" in oils in his studio. A second letter to Shields (1887) concerns the reception of Brown's work in Manchester. Here, Brown gives detailed information on his circle both in that city and in London, and touches upon his conflict with the administration of the Royal Academy. Included in the collection is a 4 p. letter to Charles Rowley (1882) concerning a lecture Brown is preparing on the benefits of beautifying the environs of Manchester. Brown advocates the use of whitewash and thatch, tasteful coloring, and general tidiness, which he considers to be "one of the holiest of aesthetics" and a duty to the community rather than a selfish vanity.

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