Exiles and Emigrants
Education Resource

Leaving Home


Ford Maddox Brown
The last of England 1855

This image reveals the mixed emotions of the emigrants as they travel from the English shore in the small boat to the ship. Clippers were ships powered by sails with three or four tall masts and were totally dependant on the wind.


Ford Madox Brown
born France 1821
lived in England 184493
died England 1893
The last of England 1855
oil on wood panel
82.6 x 75.0 cm
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
Purchased, 1891