15 December 1836
Signed and dated along the bottom: 'Anne Brontë', 'December 15 1836'. Another picture Anne drew while attending Roe Head School - she was aged sixteen.
Sunrise Over Sea
13 November 1839
Signed and dated - 'Anne Brontë', 'November 13th. 1839'.
Drawn while Anne was governess to the Ingham children at Blake Hall, Mirfield (this was near to Roe Head School). Anne was nineteen at the time. Edward Chitham suggests it may be another drawing symbolic of Anne herself - peering out over a new life.
'What You Please'
25 July 1840
Signed, titled and dated: 'Anne Brontë', 'What You Please', 'July 25th. 1840'. This picture was almost certainly drawn while Anne was at Scarborough during her first summer with the Robinson family. One of Anne's biographers, Edward Chitham, suggests that the picture may be symbolic of 'herself, poised nervously on the edge of a new life'. He also suggests that the title may have been a common phrase of her emPortrait of a Young Girl
12 September 1843
Signed and dated - 'Anne Brontë September 12th. 1843'. This water-colour was painted at Thorp Green where Anne was governess to the Robinson children. She presented it to Mrs. Robinson's confidential maid - Ann Marshall, and it still remains with her family today - the present owner is a descendant.
ployer, Mrs. Robinson: 'You may do what you please Miss Brontë.'