[Hugh Stowell Brown]
Etching, rare; platemark 350 x 265mm (13¾ x 10½").
Hugh Stowell Brown (1823-86), Baptist minister. Born in Douglas, on the Isle of Man, Brown was apprenticed to a land surveyor before becoming a preacher first in Castletown and, for much of his career, in Liverpool. Etched from the portrait by Edwin Long (Manx Museum, Isle of Man). Edwin Long (1829-1891) was born in Bath, had an early and precocious talent for drawing, studied at the RA Schools from 1849, and also was a student under John Phillip, who encouraged him to travel. in 1874 he visited Egypt and Syria, beginning his career as an Orientalist painter. He developed a rich, exotic style, strong in detail and often on canvases of large size, allowing him to show long processions, enormous palaces or sweeps of mountains on an epic scale. His best years were in the 1870s-80s, when he was a popular, successful artist specialising in biblical stories and life in ancient Egypt. He became ARA in 1876 and RA in 1881.
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[Ref: 35010] £140.00