BORN 18 Sep 1818, Deptford, Kent - DIED 5 Jun 1846, Paris|
CAUSE OF DEATH tuberculosis
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery West, Swain's Lane, Highgate (Square 43, grave 1865 (next to the Rossetti grave))
Elizabeth Bromley was the daughter of Samuel Bromley and Mary Madox. She was a cousin of the painter Ford Madox Brown. Their mothers were sisters and he probably first painted her in Antwerp in 1840. She inherited a third of her father's estate. On 3 April 1841 she married Ford Madox Brown at Meopham, Kent. At the time she was 22 and he was 19. She gave birth to a son on 29 June 1842, but he died on 4 July. Their only surviving child, Emma Lucy, was born on 19 July 1843 in Paris.
Elizabeth's health was frail and in 1844 she lived in Hastings while Madox Brown was painting in London. They decided to go to Rome in 1845 in order to be able to live together. But she suffered from consumption and she died in Paris on their return from Italy on 5 June 1846. Madox Brown designed her grave monument at Highgate West Cemetery.
Daughter: Madox Brown, Lucy
Husband: Madox Brown, Ford (1841-1846, Meopham, Kent)
has grave monument designed by Madox Brown, Ford
Thirlwell, Angela, Into the Frame, The Four Loves of Ford Madox Brown, Chatto & Windus, London, 2010