Born 10th October 1827, Walworth. Art critic and historian. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1844 where he met Millais and Holman Hunt with whom he joined to found the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. He realized he was not going to succeed as a painter and destroyed all but six of his works. He became art critic for ‘The Athenaeum’ and produced a number of publications concerning British artists. Died 9 Hammersmith Terrace.
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