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Horse with Rider

Photo credit: Brontë Parsonage Museum

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Branwell Brontë's painting teacher William Robinson probably set Branwell to copy this painting from a sporting print as practice. It clearly demonstrates that Branwell was still learning, since it is crudely painted, and shows that he had not yet mastered the technique of using oils; cracking is clearly visible in the paint. It was bought in 1861 by a Mr Thomas Parker at the sale of Branwell's father Patrick's effects that took place at the Parsonage after Patrick's death.

Brontë Parsonage Museum





oil on canvas


H 27.8 x W 32.8 cm

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Acquisition method

acquired from Thomas Parker, 1894

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