Nero, body of a merlin, by Emily Brontë

Description

This 1841 watercolour painting by Emily Brontë is of her pet merlin – a bird of prey – that was rescued from the moors. Brontë named the bird 'Nero', presumably after the tyrannical Roman emperor. The painting is closely observed – particularly of the bird's plumage – and precisely executed, highlighting Brontë's artistic skills.

This item is owned by The Bronte Parsonage Museum

Full title:
Nero, body of a merlin
Created:
27 October 1841
Format:
Artwork / Image
Creator:
Emily Brontë
Copyright:
© Brontë Parsonage Museum
Held by
Brontë Parsonage Museum
Shelfmark:
Bon34

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