Portrait of the Day: The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë)

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29 April 2017, 12:30

Room 24


  • Talks and Lectures

Novelists. This is the only surviving group portrait of the three famous novelist sisters. The portrait was known from a description of it by the novelist Elizabeth Gaskell who saw it in 1853. It was thought to have been lost until it was discovered folded up on top of a cupboard by the second wife of Charlotte Brontë's husband, the Reverend A.B. Nicholls, in 1914. 

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

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