Emily Brontë(1818-1848), Novelist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Novelist; her poems were included in a pseudonymous publication of 1846, with those of her sisters Charlotte and Anne; she is generally acknowledged to be the most considerable poet of the three; her novel Wuthering Heights, 1847, was not acclaimed as one of the masterpieces of the period until after her death.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by Patrick Branwell Brontë
oil on canvas, circa 1834
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