The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 Thursday, October 1, 2020


Charlotte's little book is back where it belongs
Ann Dinsdale, Principal Curator at the Brontė Parsonage Museum, with Charlotte's little book. Credit Simon Dewhurst.



HAWORTH.- An extremely rare and significant ‘little book’, written by Charlotte Brontė in 1830 when she was just 14 years old, has returned to Haworth and the home where it was written, now the Brontė Parsonage Museum, where it is being displayed as part of the Museum’s collection for the first time.

In November 2019 The Brontė Society was successful in its bid to bring back this extraordinary item, following a campaign that gathered support from across the world and the backing of many of today’s leading creative thinkers and artists including Dames Judi Dench and Jacqueline Wilson.

The exceptional title went under the hammer at the Drouot auction house in Paris and was sold to the Society for €600,000 plus auction costs. The manuscript completes the collection already held at the Brontės’ former family home, now a museum. This is the second in the series of six ‘little books’ entitled ‘The Young Men’s Magazines’. Measuring just 35 x 61 mm this tiny tome will be displayed alongside numbers 1,3,4 and 6 in the Museum’s collection from 1 February, when the Museum re-opens for the season. The location of number 5 has been unknown since the 1930s.

Ann Dinsdale, Principal Curator at the Brontė Parsonage Museum, comments: “The campaign to bring this wonderful item home has been an emotional, and at times, daunting journey, but the support, encouragement and generosity of so many people from across the globe made it every minute of it worthwhile. Welcoming the little book home to Haworth and seeing the book in place alongside the others in the series is the highlight of my career. It was always meant to be here in Haworth and we know that the thousands of visitors eagerly awaiting its arrival will love seeing it back where it belongs, continuing to inspire generation upon generation and enriching lives far beyond the walls where it was originally created almost 200 years ago.”

Kitty Wright, Executive Director of The Brontė Society, added: “This is an incredibly proud moment for the whole Brontė Society. A new acquisition for the Museum is always an exhilarating moment and seeing this mini manuscript in place alongside the others is something I’m sure will bring a smile to all our visitors, old and new, for a long time to come.”

The remarkable, unpublished manuscript features three intricately hand-written stories: ‘A letter from Lord Charles Wellesley’, ‘The Midnight Song’ and ‘Journal of a Frenchman’. The inspirational book is also viewed as an insight into the young writer and includes a scene describing a murderer driven to madness, a theme familiar to fans of her most well-known work, ‘Jane Eyre’.

The Brontė Society was able to acquire the manuscript thanks to a generous grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), the UK’s fund to help save treasures from being lost forever, and support from The Pilgrim Trust, Friends of the National Libraries, The Aurelius Charitable Trust, R E Chadwick Charitable Trust, The Kenneth Hargreaves Trust, The Gordon Black Trust and Maggs Bros. In addition, the Society raised over £85 k from more than 1,000 supporters through the charity’s first ever public Crowdfunder campaign.










Today's News

February 4, 2020

When the florist isn't enough, the rich go BIG

Teenager kills himself by leaping from the Vessel at Hudson Yards

Charlotte's little book is back where it belongs

The future Museum for Migration de FENIX has acquired complete fragment of the Berlin Wall

Martine Gosselink appointed new Director of Mauritshuis

LiveAuctioneers and ARTA announce auction industry's first integration for streamlined shipping

Rubik's Cube "Mona Lisa" goes on sale in Paris

Leading contemporary artists to headline Phillips' 20th Century & Contemporary Art February Auctions

Exhibition introduces Nancy Spero's work for the first time in Denmark

The Victoria & Albert Museum appoints Duncan Forbes as inaugural Director of Photography

George Steiner, prodigious literary critic, dies at 90

14a presents New York and Tokyo based artist KAITO Itsuki's first solo exhibition in Europe

New exhibition features eyewitness drawings made during Holocaust by daring artists who risked all

Eurydice, a new opera, looks back all too tamely

Private collection of works related to the celebrated poet Lord Byron to be offered at auction in London

Exhibition aims to highlight the originality of artists who live and work in sub-Saharan Africa

Tiffany glass exhibition on display at the Georgia Museum of Art

Cheffins to auction art collection of influential businessman

In Iraq, where beauty was long suppressed, art flowers amid protests

Loris Gréaud installs The Underground Sculpture Park at the Casa Wabi Foundation

Alexei Ratmansky finds a new voice at New York City Ballet

Lihua Tung joins Phillips as Senior Specialist

Garment District Space for Public Art presents an exhibition by Tom Koken

Paintings of the Madonna featured at Allentown Art Museum

Heritage Auctions' January Numismatic Sales exceed $68.8 million

How to Decorate Your Home if You are a Student on a Budget

All about Cigars and smokers

What Are the Exogenous Ketones? How to Get Ketones Supplements

The Best Golf Irons for the 2020 year

Top 5 Indestructible Toys for Heavy Chewers

Top 5 Best Manual Treadmill Reviews of 2020

What to Look For in Order to Find the Best Safes

How to Choose the Best Seat for Your Kayaking Adventure

The Idea of a Perfect Gift

Selecting the Best Dog Collar - Things you Should Know!

What Examples, Features, Contents You Should Include

Increasing your probability of winning in online competitions

The Widespread Economic Effects of the Coronavirus




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful