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Portrait of Cuthbert Brown

Date made: c.1890

Artist: Morrison, Robert Edward

Description: The sitter is Cuthbert Brown, brother of Reverend S.F. Leadley Brown.

Artist Robert Edward Morrison (1851-1924), was born in Peel and originally trained as a house painter. He was given his first art lesson by leading Manx artist John Miller Nicholson. At the age of 21 he became a student at the Liverpool School of Art and went on to study in Paris. He returned to Liverpool in the 1870s as a full-time artist specialising in portrait painting. He started exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1884. Morrison painted many of the dignitaries of Liverpool, Lancashire and the Isle of Man, including the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and the Manx novelist Hall Caine. On his return visits to the Isle of Man he often painted landscapes though it is as a sympathetic portrait painter he will be remembered, producing sensitive and pleasing portraits of his sitters that at the time ensured his popularity and success.

Measurements: unframed artwork: 44 cm x 33.5 cm

Materials: oil on canvas

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1954-5396X

Subject tags : #MM100ARTOFPEOPLE


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