The nature of our enquiry (that we can draw some conclusions about the Brontës’ appearances) is a finite one – there are only going to be so many sources that we can cite, and so many images that we can share. So I will try to take my time and approach the subjects with some stealth and steadiness. Hopefully, you are interested in what I have to say. Lord knows I find it fascinating enough to write about, so perhaps there shall never be a time where I am rendered speechless..!
One source that I have become intensely interested in is the alleged Brontë photograph, and I do not anticipate that this will be the last you hear about it. About a year ago, I did a selection of drawings of the three Brontë girls, and based them on the photograph (and I still draw the girls a lot like this). The images below detail the basic method I went through when planning; overlaying the photograph’s faces on top of existing images and then drawing from that stimulus.
What do you think? Could they be the girls? E x