Haworth, West Yorkshire, England — The Brontë Society in Haworth has been successful in its bid to bring back home to where it was written one of Charlotte Brontë’s rare ‘little books’. The charity has purchased the book for €600,000 plus auction costs following a four week campaign that gathered support from across the world and the backing of many of today’s leading creative thinkers and
An exhibition highlighting the early childhood art of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) and comparing it to her prolific adult oeuvre enters its final furlong at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London this month.
Potter’s parents encouraged her art and arranged formal drawing lessons for her from the age of twelve, although she was sketching regularly from the age of eight. Already at
Next month the Brontë Parsonage Museum, the former home of the Brontë family, will get a second chance to secure one of Charlotte Brontë’s ‘little books.’ The tiny manuscript, written in 1830 when she was just fourteen years old, contains three handwritten stories that evoke the rich imaginary world she and her siblings created. It came to light in 2011, having been in private ownership since