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Donald Hopewell was a solicitor, mill owner and Brontë scholar, who published his first article on the Brontës in 1921, and went on to be associated with the Brontë Society for 57 years until his death in 1983. Depicted here in his doctoral gown, he stands in Church Street, with the Parsonage behind him. The artist, Kenneth Jackson, was from nearby Stanbury village.
Brontë Parsonage Museum
oil on canvas
61.4 x 46.5 cm
commissioned by the Brontë Society, 1982