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Brontë Nose Appreciation

24 May, 2017

The Author is partial to drawings of noses. Diligent Readers might recall Admirable Noses at Musée d’Orsay, the Noses of Toulouse, as well as Belgian, Polish and German noses.

The Author has also previously admired the nose of Branwell Brontë, as seen in this self-portrait on view at the Brontë parsonage in Haworth:

Branwell Brontë NoseMore recently, she’s had the pleasure of discovering that Charlotte Brontë also had an affinity for drawing and appreciating noses! The fourteen-year-old Charlotte sketched these noses when she was was at the Roe Head school in 1831.

Charlotte Bronte Roe School Nose drawings

Found in the Morgan Library exhibition “Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will”

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