Heathcliff’s Birthplace

Haworth Parsonage is in the village of Howarth in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It was built in 1778 and is famously the home of the Bronte family. Charlotte, Emily and Anne did most do their writing in the dining room there including Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. You can read all about it by going to www.howarth-village.org.uk. Here is a photo of the Parsonage as it is today:

My next painting is an original watercolour by Virginia Lewin of Halifax. The last reference I can find to Virginia is in the Halifax Courier dated January 2010 when she stepped in at short notice to give a talk on watercolour painting to the Hipperholme and Lightcliff Art Society. The painting is called Howarth Parsonage and is signed. Here it is:

I think it is rather atmospheric – somewhere on the nearby Moors I can hear Heathcliff and Cathy calling to each other…..