The Bronte Sisters: Branwell Bronte

Branwell Bronte: The Bronte Sisters

This is the only known portrait of the famous novelist Bronte Sisters, from left to right Anne, Emily and Charlotte which was painted by their Brother Branwell Bronte. Created in 1834, it was seen and described by writer Elizabeth Gaskell in 1853 but after that was thought lost until rediscovered sixty years later in 1914.

It is almost certain that the ghostly passage in the middle of the painting was originally of Branwell himself, which was erased by the artist.

Branwell Bronte’s The Bronte Sisters is in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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