Henry Stuart Brown was born in West Lothian, Scotland. Stuart Brown regarded etching as a hobby to be indulged when not running the family business or fox hunting. His first published works date from 1901 and his subject matter was mostly landscapes worked directly on the plate from nature and reflected of a feeling of plein air. In all he made some 200 prints.

Further reading:
Kenneth Guichard, British Etchers 1850-1940, Robin Garton, London 1977