Emily Brontë (1814-1848)

Patrick Branwell Brontë (1817-1848)


0il on canvas, arched top

21 1/2 in. x 13 3/4 in. (546 mm x 349 mm)

© National Portrait Gallery, London

NPG 1724

This painting, found at the same time as the more famous one of the three sisters, seems to be a fragment from another group portrait, the so-called "Gun Group," kept by Charlotte's widower, Arthur Bell Nicholls, because he thought it "a good likeness" (Sellars 130).

Image download and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, with thanks to the National Portrait Gallery.

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