|Portrait of a Young Girl
12 September 1843
Signed and dated - 'Anne Brontë September 12th. 1843'. This water-colour was painted at Thorp Green where Anne was governess to the Robinson children. She presented it to Mrs. Robinson's confidential maid - Ann Marshall, and it still remains with her family today - the present owner is a descendant.
|LEFT: 'Portrait of a Young Boy'. Signed and dated
'15 November 1837'.
RIGHT: 'Portrait of a Woman'. This picture is not signed or dated, but was certainly by Anne - and produced around the same time as the one on the left. Both these sketches are suspected of being produced as an educational exercise when Anne was in her last year at Roe Head School. She was seventeen years old at this time.
25 July 1840
Signed, titled and dated: 'Anne Brontë', 'What You Please', 'July 25th. 1840'. This picture was almost certainly drawn while Anne was at Scarborough during her first summer with the Robinson family. One of Anne's biographers, Edward Chitham, suggests that the picture may be symbolic of 'herself, poised nervously on the edge of a new life'. He also suggests that the title may have been a common phrase of her employer, Mrs. Robinson: 'You may do what you please Miss Brontë.'
|Country Lane and Homestead
30 May 1836
Signed and dated: 'Anne Brontë', 'May 30 1836'. Suspected of being drawn while Anne was a pupil at Roe Head School (see sketch of - Gallery 2). Anne was aged sixteen at this time.
Scene with Bridge
Edward Chitham suggests this may be a drawing of the bridge that stands close to Little Ouseburn Church (see below): it certainly bears a striking resemblance; however, recent evidence indicates that it was more likely drawn before Anne became acquainted with this area - probably while she was at Roe Head School in 1836, and may have been copied from a picture of 'Greta Bridge', County Durham, a well known north-of-England beauty spot that was frequently painted by various artists at that time.
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