Rare Bronte masterpiece on display

Rare miniature portrait by Charlotte Bronte Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A rare miniature portrait by Charlotte Bronte is to go on public display for the first time at the Bronte Parsonage Museum in West Yorkshire.

The portrait of an East Yorkshire farmer's wife called Mrs Hudson was painted by Charlotte on a visit to their farm near Bridlington in 1839.

The painting was feared lost until the turn of this century when it was bought by a collector. It has now been acquired by The Bronte Society which runs the museum at Haworth.