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2nd November 2022

Artists have also been inspired by the dank, gloomy, melancholy aspect of dusk. This is A Yorkshire Home (1878, Mercer Art Gallery) by the master of the genre, John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-93). The write-up here describes it thus: "The autumnal setting is a symphony in gold: the dark, seemingly empty house and surrounding land are bathed in crepuscular light...The textures of damp leaves, moss-covered stone and glassy still waters are overlaid with a lace-like effect of skeletal branches and the last leaves of autumn, and dusk has descended over another season". It recalls scenes in novels by the Brontë sisters, and indeed late afternoon in late autumn is possibly the best time to visit Haworth and the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

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