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The Adoration of the Shepherds

Photo credit: Brontë Parsonage Museum

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This is probably a copy from a print of a 17th-century Italian painting which Branwell Brontë was encouraged to make by his teacher William Robinson in order to practise the craft of oil painting and learn from the Old Masters. The Brontë Parsonage Museum stock book records that it was originally bought in 1861 at the Parsonage, at a sale of Branwell's father Patrick Brontë's effects, following his death at the age of 84.

Brontë Parsonage Museum





oil on metal


H 30.7 x W 25 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Lucy Lund, 1919

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

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