Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Artwork Based on Brontë Book

Though I am not a big fan of Wuthering Heights, I thought these drawings were fantastic. Abbott and Holder, an art gallery in London has some watercolors and drawings by Edna Clarke Hall (1879-1979) for sale. These works were largely based on Emily Brontë's book, but some of the drawings are of the artist's family. I thought they were a perfect accompaniment to the book because of their stark simplicity and beauty. Lovely!

Footnote: the pictures are no longer on display at the auction site, but can be found on Google images.


Dottie Grimes said...

I adore Jane Eyre, but I cannot talk myself into liking Wuthering Heights. I agree with Charlotte who wrote the introduction to the 2nd printing of her sister's book. She said something about one has to wonder if it is moral to create such a monster as Heathcliff, and her answer had to be "no."

Dottie Grimes said...

However, I agree, the drawings are wonderful. Where did you find them?

Anonymous said...

Dottie, I found out about these drawings through the Brontëblog. They have daily postings on how the Brontës continue to influence the world through songs, plays, and books about them. Practically nyone who mentions Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights on their blog gets mentioned there. That's how I found about your site.