Thornfield Hall, Jane Eyre
A limited-edition art print of Mr Rochester's Thornfield Hall from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Available in three sizes -
A4 (quarter size: 21 x 29.7 cm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)
A3 (half size: 29.7 x 42 cm / 11.7 x 16.5 inches)
A2 (full size: 42 x 59.4 cm / 16.5 x 23.4 inches)
Described in the novel as, "A fine old hall, rather neglected. Three storeys high, with battlements around the top", Thornfield Hall is one of the most famous buildings in all of English Literature. Some say Charlotte Brontë was inspired by North Lees Hall in the Peak District, so that real-life building influences this illustration. But above all, the artist wanted to capture the mood of the place: melancholic, cold, and full of mystery.
"It was three storeys high, of proportions not vast, though considerable: a gentleman’s manor-house, not a nobleman’s seat: battlements round the top gave it a picturesque look. Its grey front stood out well from the background of a rookery, whose cawing tenants were now on the wing: they flew over the lawn and grounds to alight in a great meadow, from which these were separated by a sunk fence, and where an array of mighty old thorn trees, strong, knotty, and broad as oaks, at once explained the etymology of the mansion’s designation. Farther off were hills: not so lofty as those round Lowood, nor so craggy, nor so like barriers of separation from the living world; but yet quiet and lonely hills enough, and seeming to embrace Thornfield with a seclusion I had not expected to find existent so near the stirring locality of Millcote. A little hamlet, whose roofs were blent with trees, straggled up the side of one of these hills; the church of the district stood nearer Thornfield: its old tower-top looked over a knoll between the house and gates."
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Premium giclée prints on thick 310gsm fine art paper. Hand-signed and hand-numbered by the artist. All prints are sold unframed.
A4 (quarter size) - £65
A3 (half size) - £95
A2 (full size) - £125
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