N05421 THE EARNSHAW FAMILY BY THE FIRESIDE
Pen and sepia wash, heightened with white, 14×10 (35·5×25).
Presented by Mrs F. Samuel, Mrs E. Bishop and Michel H. Salaman through the Contemporary Art Society 1941.
Coll: As for N05418.
Old Earnshaw on his return from Liverpool, where he found Heathcliff abandoned, is showing the child to his wife and children: ‘He threw himself into a chair, laughing and groaning and bid them stand off, for he was nearly killed.... We crowded round and over Miss Cathy's head I had a peep at a dirty, ragged black-haired child’ (Chapter 4)…