Emily Bronte's 200th Birthday

20190513.Anne Emily and Charlotte BronteI20190513.Emily Bronte croppedn recognition of Emily Bronte's 200th birthday, join us at the Rancho Bernardo Library for a special presentation focusing on the lives and works of the fascinating Bronte family. Of the four children of  Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell Bronte, none lived to 40 years of age. All were literary, although their gifts varied. Emily is best known for Wuthering Heights, Charlotte for Jane Eyre, and Anne forThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall. 

20190513.Branwell BronteThe portrait above right is cropped from this group portrait above to the left, painted by their brother Branwell (right). Look closely and you can see he painted himself out of the picture.