Engravings after paintings by Ford Madox Brown

Scope and Content

Two engravings after paintings by Ford Madox Brown, depicting scenes from Shakespeare:
'Cordelia's Portion' - Depicts the opening scene of King Lear , Act 1 Scene 1, in which King Lear divides his kingdom between his daughters.
'Romeo and Juliet'- Depicts the scene in which Romeo leaves Juliet with an embrace on the balcony, Act 3 Scene 5.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893) was a British painter of moral and historical subjects. His most notable paintings include Work and The Last of England .

Access Information

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.

Acquisition Information

The source is unknown, but it was likely purchased as a teaching resource.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Images are in good condition.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Gradurate Champion, January 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of the material.

Location of Originals

The painting 'Romeo and Juliet' is in Delaware Art Museum, while 'Cordelia's Portion' is in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool.