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Published: 0427 GMT January 12, 2020

Anne Brontë novel inspires Scarborough art exhibition

Anne Brontë novel inspires Scarborough art exhibition

An exhibition celebrating 200 years of Anne Brontë opened with hundreds of artworks inspired by her writing.

The pieces were each inspired by a different page of her bestselling, and final novel ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’.

They are being shown at Woodend gallery in Scarborough, BBC wrote.

Lindsey Tyson, an artist and the exhibition's creator, said of the author “She's like the forgotten sister, the other sister.”

Anne Brontë was born on January 17, 1820 and also wrote ‘Agnes Grey’. She died at the age of 29, after succumbing to tuberculosis, and is the only member of the famous literary family not buried at their home in Haworth, West Yorkshire.

A page from a vintage edition of ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ was given to 200 artists, who used it as the basis for their artworks.

Tyson described the exhibition as Brontë’s last novel in "picture form" and includes textiles, digital art and portraits.

The Brontë Society previously said, "In some ways she is now viewed as the most radical of the sisters, writing about tough subjects such as women's need to maintain independence."

The exhibition runs until February 8.

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