Patrick Branwell Brontë (1817-1848)
Artist associated with 3 portraits
Patrick Branwell Brontë was a painter and poet, the only son of the Brontë family, and the brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne. In 1838 he set himself up as a professional portrait painter in a studio in Bradford, but failed to make a living for himself. He worked as a tutor and in various other jobs but died of tuberculosis at the age of thirty-one.
by Patrick Branwell Brontë
oil on canvas, circa 1834
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
- Portrait of the Day: The Bronte Sisters
4 August, 12:00