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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), Novelist

One of the remarkable Brontë sisters; a great novelist, whose books, including the well-known Jane Eyre, and Villette, significantly extended the emotional range of English fiction; married the Rev A. B. Nicholls, 1854.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.