Ford Madox Brown: Rebel with a cause

Ford Madox’s Brown’s expansive painting ‘Work’ was one of the most remarkable and radical works painted during the Victorian period.

Taking over twelve years to produce, the modern life scene attempted to show every level of Victorian society; from a rich aristocrat, to a hard-working builder, to a destitute and orphaned baby. Illustrating corruption, out-of-touch MPs, and a devious sausage maker, the painting shares some extraordinary similarities to our 21st Century society, despite being over 150 years old!

This live online lecture will explore ‘Work’ as well as Ford Madox Brown’s ‘The Last of England’ and ‘The Pretty Baa-Lambs’