His Only Comfort

Born near Durham, England, John George Brown, or “J.G.’ as he called himself, studied art at the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1852, after a short stay in London, […]

Three For Five

J. G. Brown became famous for his numerous depictions of street urchins, including bootblacks, street musicians, and posy sellers. He found his young subjects on the streets of New York […]