Unseen art bought by Brontë Society
PREVIOUSLY unknown works of art painted by one of the Brontës are set to be seen in public for the first time.
The watercolours are attributed to Charlotte Brontë and were bought by the Brontë Society at Sotheby’s.
Charlotte, rather more famous for her writing, had wanted to be a painter and these works are believed to be connected to the Sidgwick family, for whom she worked as a governess in 1839.
The watercolours will go on display at the Brontë Museum in Haworth next year as part of Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary celebrations.