N05273 CATHERINE EARNSHAW AND HEATHCLIFF AT WUTHERING HEIGHTS c. 1910–11
Pen and ink, 22×29 1/2 (56×75); the head of the boy has been inserted on a separate piece of paper.
Purchased from the Redfern Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1941.
Exh: Redfern Gallery, May 1941 (50).
In 1899, shortly after her marriage and before settling in her present house, the artist rented for a few months an old sixteenth-century house Great Tomkins on Upminster Common and made a number of sketches of it. This house has since been modernized, but at the time it gave her the feeling of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and she started her series of illustrations, using the sketches for the setting…