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Ford Madox Brown, 1821–1893, British
The Prisoner of Chillon Entreating his Jailors to Bury His Brother Where the Sun Might Fall Upon His Grave
Watercolor, gouache, graphite and pastel with scratching and hatching on medium, slightly textured cream wove paper mounted to thick, gray card
Sheet: 5 3/8 × 3 7/8 inches (13.7 × 9.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
chains | jailers | literary theme | men | pleading | prisoners | punishing
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Exhibition History:
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Ladies of Shalott (Bell Art Gallery, 1985-02-23 - 1985-03-24)

Peterloo and Protest (Yale Center for British Art, 2019-08-16 - 2019-12-01)

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Kenneth Bendiner, The art of Ford Madox Brown, Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, 1998, p. 138, # 22, NJ18 B8307 B45 19987 (YCBA)

Mary Bennett, Ford Madox Brown : a catalogue raisonne´, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2010, vol. 1, pp. 111, 191, 195; vol. 2, p. 444-45, A71; C44 et seq., A71, NJ18.B8307 A12 B45 2010 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Susan P. Casteras, Pocket cathedrals : Pre-raphaelite book illustration, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1991, p. 14, fig.1, NC978 C27 1991 (YCBA)

David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University), Ladies of Shalott : a Victorian masterpiece and its contextsGallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, an exhibition by the Department of Art, Brown University, Bell , Brown University. Department of Art, Providence, Rhode Island, 1985, p. 99 - 100, cat. no. 4, N6767.5 P7 L23 (YCBA)

Goupil Gallery, A Pre-Raphaelite Collection: D.G. Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, Holman Hunt, Burne-Jones, Albert Moore, Simeon Solomon, Inchbold, Etc., Etc, London, June - July 1896, p. 18+, no. 33, Available Google Books

Ford M. Hueffer, Ford Madox Brown : a record of his Life and Work, , Green Longmans, London New York, 1896, pp. 156, 438, NJ18 B8307 A12 1896 (YCBA)

Virginia Surtees, The diary of Ford Madox Brown, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 1981, pp. 165, 166, 167, 168, 171,178, 182, NJ18 B8307 S87 (YCBA)

Christie's sale catalogue : Catalogue of the Highly Important Collection of English Pictures and Drawings formed by that distinguished Patron of Art, Thomas E. Plint, Esq. : 7-8 March 1862, Christie's, London, March 7-8, 1862, p.9, lot. no. 62, Available Online : Art Sales Catalogues

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