The fate of this talented – and still underrated artist – has been difficult. He was a little older than the Pre-Raphaelites, but by the time he became friends with them, he already had fifteen years of professional experience and studied in Belgium, France and Italy.
Brown tended to create great dramatic compositions. “It was in Paris that I decided to paint realistic paintings, because not a single Frenchman painted like that,” he said later. Continue reading