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Still Life of Emily Brontë's Belongings

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Still-life artist Eileen Ganly has grouped together here the wooden soldiers, which inspired the Brontë children's early writing, Emily's christening mug filled with moorland heather, her dog Keeper's collar, writing slope, quill and inkwell, sampler and her novel 'Wuthering Heights', open at the title page with author's name 'Ellis Bell', Emily's pseudonym. In the background can be seen two windows, one giving on to a view of Top Withens, reputedly the novel's setting, the other opening on to Westminster's Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Brontë Parsonage Museum





oil on board


H 68.5 x W 81 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 1974

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Inscription description

Eileen Ganley 1963

Brontë Parsonage Museum

Church Street, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD22 8DR England

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