I thought I’d share a few photos…
To the right are tiny handmade books made by Anne Brontë; executed in perfect microscopic penmanship. The little book on the left is all of an inch or so in length. Very, very sweet. One would think it had been written by a fairy.
Below is Branwell Brontë’s well-known painting of his sisters.
Bramwell died tragically before Emily, Anne, and Charlotte.
The painting has faded but has also revealed…
If you look closely (within what looks like a white column), you can faintly see Branwell. He painted over his self portrait (between Anne and Emily).
This makes the painting all the more heartbreaking…and a bit eerie.
And below is a darling mini-portrait by Charlotte of her teenage sister, Anne. My photo doesn’t do it justice as the colors are so rich and the tone of her skin so pretty.
This is just a tiny taste of what you’ll encounter at the exhibit as there is so much more (such as a handwritten copy of Jane Eyre and The Professor).
So, if you’re in New York…go.
Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will runs through January 2, 2017.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
– Charlotte Brontë