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Augustus Leopold Egg

Nationality: British

1816 - 1863

The son of a successful gunsmith, Egg entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1836. In the late 1830s he was part of a sketching group called The Clique. He favored literary and historical subjects, including moralizing narratives, which reflected his engagement with social issues. An early supporter of the young Pre-Raphaelites, Egg was influenced by their style and patronized William Holman Hunt in particular.

Place of Birth: London
Place of Death: Algiers

Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Associated paintings in this exhibition

The Farmyard

59: The Farmyard

Augustus Leopold Egg

Fitzwilliam Museum

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