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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (née Stevenson) (1810-1865), Novelist, short-story writer and biographer of Charlotte Brontë

Novelist; née Stevenson; married William Gaskell (1805-84), 1832; published Mary Barton anonymously, 1848; contributed to Household Words from 1850; wrote Cranford, 1853, North and South, 1855, and a Life of Charlotte Brontë, 1857; one of the important novelists of the period.

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.