Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Not Emily Brontë

More websites such as Express (which also publishes this colour image) or Smash Hits are echoing the news of Emily Brontë's portrait (NOT! See yesterday's post) being auctioned in a few weeks. We understand the auction house's reasons for selling this as Emily Brontë, but sorry, that's simply not her.

NOLA discusses having a wide vocabulary and reading:

I read “Jane Eyre” and “Pride and Prejudice” when I was 13, and now I notice they’re suggested for 18-year-olds. I wasn’t any smarter at 13 than kids are today; certainly not when they can navigate complicated tech gadgets that I wouldn’t dream of putting my aged fingers on. (Bettye Anding)
Wuthering Heights 2011 is reviewed by JakeshakerReview, Ruthless Culture, In Your Face, My Cinema Blog and OBV. She is too fond of books discusses chapters 9-17 of the novel. Love Letters to Forever and Parading Goats post about Jane Eyre 2011 and 1996 respectively.

EDIT:
More about Emily Brontë at the Brontë Parsonage Museum:

An Evening with Emily Brontë ... at the Brontë Parsonage Museum - Wednesday 16th & Wednesday 23rd November To coincide with the release of the new film version of Emily Brontë's novel,Wuthering Heights, the museum is dedicating an evening to all things Emily! This special evening will include a guided tour of the museum, focusing on Emily at the Parsonage, and a visit to the Library for a rare opportunity to find out more about Emily through the remarkable manuscripts, letters and artefacts held in the museum's collections. Wine and canapes will also be served. Numbers strictly limited. Early booking recommended. Tickets are £16 and can be obtained from sonia.boocock@bronte.org.uk/ 01535 640192

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2 comments to “ Not Emily Brontë ”
Jonathan Humbert said...
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I am somewhat surprised you are so ready to dismiss this prospective Emily Bronte portrait without actually either having seen it or the extensive provenance connected with it? It seems strange you are so dismissive yet you are, in truth, unaquainted with the facts that lead to the attribution. Rather than pontificating- I invite you to come and see the painting (Towcester, Northants) or at least make yourself aware of the full press release before making further judgements. We have done extensive work in bringing this picture to market based on much factual and historical research- it is worthy of more than just being dismissed out of hand. Jonathan Humbert- the auctioneer concerned...

Ben Lovegrove said...
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It's an awful picture and doesn't look like any of the others

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