Engaged, perverse, (melo-) dramatic and quirkily humorous, [...] merits a distinctive place in Victorian art history. --Jan Marsh, TLS
First class. --Richard Dorment, The Daily Telegraph
…anyone who studies the four informative essays and splendid catalogue in Treuherz's book will understand and appreciate Brown's work much better, and be far less likely to dismiss him as merely "interesting."… This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in nineteenth-century art, the Pre-Raphaelites, and specifically Victorian narrative painting. For those with a special interest in Ford Madox Brown himself, it is an indispensable one --The Victorian Web
'...an essential addition to the Victorian painting library. --The Art Newspaper
About the Author
Julian Treuherz was formerly a curator at Manchester Art Gallery, and then went on to direct the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight. His books include Victorian Painting (1993) and amongst the exhibitions he has organised are Hard Times, Social Realism in Victorian Art (1987), Alma-Tadema (1996), Rossetti (2004) and Art in the Age of Steam (2008). He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Liverpool University in 2009. Kenneth Bendimer is professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His publications include An Introduction to Victorian Painting (1985), Ford Madox Brown: Il Lavoro (Turin, 1991), The Art of Ford Madox Brown (1998), and Food in Painting from the Renaissance to the Present (2004). Angela Thirlwell is a biographer whose books include Into the Frame: The Four Loves of Ford Madox Brown (2010) and William and Lucy: The Other Rossettis (2003). She was a lecturer at the Faculty of Continuing Education at Birkbeck College, University of London for twenty years.