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April 29, 2006


Filed under: Art,Illustrations,Jane Eyre,Media,Resources,Uncategorized — by bronteana @ 3:56 pm

Helen Sewell Jane Eyre Illustrations

These are lovely, and often very interesting illustrations by Helen Sewell. Several of them depict scenes that I have never seen illustrated before. There are a lot of them, in blue and white. I have just uploaded them, but Thisbeciel must be thanked for sharing them with me in the first place! They can all be found on the Brontëana Resource Page, here.

Some of the curiosities include illustrations of the moth in Mr Rochester's garden, and Mr Rochester and Bertha in Jamaica.



  1. oh my! I hadn’t seen a picture of Jane actually sitting on Rochester’s lap before!

    These are intriguing pictures indeed!

    Comment by mysticgypsy — April 29, 2006 @ 6:15 pm |Reply

  2. Yes, that is one of my favourites. I didn’t mention it because I wanted it to be a surprise 🙂 It is very sweet.

    Comment by Brontëana — April 29, 2006 @ 6:38 pm |Reply

  3. How lovely are these!

    Comment by AmandaJ — April 29, 2006 @ 7:28 pm |Reply

  4. to amandaj:

    I’m glad you like them as well. Some of these are among my favourites of all the illustrations I have in my collection.

    Comment by Brontëana — April 29, 2006 @ 11:28 pm |Reply

  5. I am curious as to where I can find these originals. Are they in Rare Book collections or available for purchase?

    Comment by mysticgypsy — April 30, 2006 @ 1:17 am |Reply

  6. YAY! Before I read the comments, my first thought was, “YAY! She’s sitting on his lap!!!” I also like how barrel-chested Rochester is in the picture of him with Blanche playing the piano.

    Comment by rinabeana — April 30, 2006 @ 8:54 am |Reply

  7. to mysticgypsy:

    Thisbeciel should know which edition they are from. She found the book in her university’s library. It might also be found on ebay, where I have bought most of my collection from.

    Comment by Brontëana — April 30, 2006 @ 9:51 am |Reply

  8. to Rinabeana:

    It seems like readers have a one-track mind on illustrations! 😉

    Comment by Brontëana — April 30, 2006 @ 9:52 am |Reply

  9. OMG such pretty pictures!!! *_* aww…. she’s sitting on his lap!!

    Comment by le_ssa — May 1, 2006 @ 2:08 am |Reply

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