F.H.S. Pendleton

Ford Madox Brown, 1821 - 1893

F.H.S. Pendleton

Ford Madox Brown 1821 - 1893


Half-length portrait of Frederick Henry Snow Pendleton (1818-88), an English musician who Brown befriended in Ghent and painted his portrait when he (Brown) was only 16 and the sitter was only 19. Pendleton is depicted in a tight-fitting double-breasted black coat over a white shirt with frilled front and a black stock around his neck. He is holding a violin in his left hand. His upper body faces left and his head is turned slightly to face the viewer in three-quarter view. Behind him are a tree trunk and a loosely painted background of trees and sky to the right. Pendleton later became a clergyman and remained in correspondence with Brown throughout his life.

Display Label

11 F.H.S. Pendleton 1837 Oil on panel Pendleton was a student friend of Brown’s at the Ghent Academy, and taught Brown to play the violin. The portrait was painted when Brown was only sixteen. Manchester City Galleries

Object Name

F.H.S. Pendleton

Creators Name

Ford Madox Brown

Date Created



unframed: 16.9cm x 13.3cm
framed: 34.4cm x 31cm

accession number


Place of creation





oil paint


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