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Studio portrait of James Brown

Date(s): late 19th century

Creator(s): Wane, Marshall

Scope & Content: James Brown (1815-1881) is pictured seated, holding a dip pen in his right hand and a copy of the Isle of Man Times in his left. He wears a sprig of Lily of the Valley in his button hole.

James Brown was born in Liverpool on 2 August 1815. The son of a freed slave, in 1846 he came to the Isle of Man from Liverpool where he had worked as a printing compositor. He founded the Isle of Man Times in 1861 and used it to wage a campaign against the Island's Government to introduce reforms such as a popularly elected House of Keys. His campaign on the Isle of Man is seen as having been highly instrumental in bringing about Government reform.

Language: eng

Extent: 63 x 50 cm

Physical description: Mounted and framed portrait

Item name: albumen photographic print

Collection: Photographic Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: PG/15645

Retrieval number: L 194

Record class: Private

Subject tags : #artgallerypeople


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