Saturday, August 30, 2008

John Atkinson Grimshaw - Waiting

oil on board, laid down on panel


Anonymous said...

Just last evening I reached the chapter in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre where Jane revisits Thornfied Hall and finds that it is hollowed out by a "conflagration." She then travels by coach to Ferndean to search for the injured and beloved Edward Rochester who is said to abide there. She arrives, after walking the last mile on foot through a lonely treed path. Scrolling down your pictures I had to stop at "Waiting" because it could be Thornfield Hall or is it Ferndean? It matches images in my mind conjured up by Miss Bronte. What a beautiful painting. Reading 19th century books seems to enliven 19th century art.
Karen, an American

Hermes said...

Thank you, I can see the connection. Grimshaw definately has a quality of Gothic in his painting.