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The “Dirty” Bronte on Exhibit

Museum to exhibit Bronte’s depictions of decadence
Clive White
Telegraph & Argus
Wednesday 20th May 2009

Secret sexy drawings by Branwell Bronte will be revealed at the first exhibition to focus exclusively on the Bronte sisters’ wayward brother.

Research for the exhibition has unearthed faintly-drawn indecent pencil sketches of figures on the back of a finished drawing. The exhibition also charts his failed affairs and possible fathering of an illegitimate child.

“Sex, Drugs and Literature – the infernal world of Branwell Bronte” charts the tragic and sometimes scandalous life of the man who died a drunken wreck aged 31. It is to be unveiled on Saturday, May 30, at the Parsonage Museum in Haworth and will run until June 1, 2011. [Read the rest.]

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