"N.A., New York. b. England, 1831. Studied in Newcastle-on- Tyne, and in Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; later, with Thomas Cummings, N.A., New York. Mr. Brown's subjects are derived from the homely incidents of everyday life, and are usually treated with simplicity and naturalness. His realistic powers are marked. - Prof. Weir." [P. 10.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician.