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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Helen Sewell Jane Eyre Illustrations


These are lovely, and often very interesting illustrations by Helen Sewell. Several of them depict scenes that I have never seen illustrated before. There are a lot of them, in blue and white. I have just uploaded them, but Thisbeciel must be thanked for sharing them with me in the first place! They can all be found on the Brontëana Resource Page, here.

Some of the curiosities include illustrations of the moth in Mr Rochester's garden, and Mr Rochester and Bertha in Jamaica.

9 comments:

mysticgypsy said...

oh my! I hadn't seen a picture of Jane actually sitting on Rochester's lap before!

These are intriguing pictures indeed!

Brontëana said...

Yes, that is one of my favourites. I didn't mention it because I wanted it to be a surprise :) It is very sweet.

AmandaJ said...

How lovely are these!

Brontëana said...

to amandaj:

I'm glad you like them as well. Some of these are among my favourites of all the illustrations I have in my collection.

mysticgypsy said...

I am curious as to where I can find these originals. Are they in Rare Book collections or available for purchase?

rinabeana said...

YAY! Before I read the comments, my first thought was, "YAY! She's sitting on his lap!!!" I also like how barrel-chested Rochester is in the picture of him with Blanche playing the piano.

Brontëana said...

to mysticgypsy:

Thisbeciel should know which edition they are from. She found the book in her university's library. It might also be found on ebay, where I have bought most of my collection from.

Brontëana said...

to Rinabeana:

It seems like readers have a one-track mind on illustrations! ;)

le_ssa said...

OMG such pretty pictures!!! *_* aww.... she's sitting on his lap!!