What is Ford Madox Brown's lastname?
September 10, 2014 4:57 PM   Subscribe

Is Ford Madox Brown's lastname properly Brown or Madox Brown?

His father was Brown, his children were all Madox Brown, but some of his grandchildren used Madox as a middlename. It seems most references to Ford Madox Brown use his full name. But if I wanted only to use his lastname, what should it be?
posted by Thing to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Best answer: According to the BBC, Brown.

Sorry, can't link.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 5:04 PM on September 10, 2014

Best answer: 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica files him in the B volume.
posted by jessamyn at 5:05 PM on September 10, 2014

Best answer: The Manchester Art Gallery also refers to him by his last name which they say is Brown, as does The Guardian.
posted by jessamyn at 5:07 PM on September 10, 2014

Best answer: The Library of Congress has "Brown, Ford Madox."
posted by blnkfrnk at 5:38 PM on September 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks all.
posted by Thing at 6:17 PM on September 10, 2014

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