John Lewis Brown

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John Lewis Brown with wife and daughter by Giovanni Boldini

John Lewis Brown (1829 – 1890) was a French battle, animal, and genre painter. He was born in Bordeaux of a Scottish family of Stuart partisans. He studied in the École des Beaux-Arts with Camille Roqueplan and Jean-Hillaire Belloc.[1] He is known for his pictures of hunting and military scenes, and his studies of horses and dogs. He painted a number of admirable pictures from the American Revolutionary War, the Seven Years' War, and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. His presentation is clever and humorous, his work characterized by refinement and charm. The Luxembourg possesses his "Before the Start," the Gallery of Dublin, "The Mountebank." He was also an excellent etcher and aquarellist.


  1. ^ "John Lewis Brown, 1829-1890", The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler, University of Glasgow website; retrieved 12 March 2012.
  • Bénédite in Revue de l'art ancien et moderne, volume xiii (Paris, 1903)

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