Un­seen art bought by Brontë So­ci­ety

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - ART -

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.

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