1 of 3 portraits of Emily Brontë
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by Patrick Branwell Brontë
oil on canvas, arched top, circa 1833
21 1/2 in. x 13 3/4 in. (546 mm x 349 mm)
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
Artistback to top
- Patrick Branwell Brontë (1817-1848), Painter and poet; brother of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This painting, which was discovered at the same time as the famous group portrait of the Brontë sisters, is a fragment of a lost group of the Brontë family, otherwise known only from tracings of the figures of the sisters. The edge of a male shoulder, presumably part of a self-portrait of Branwell, can be seen to the left.
Linked publicationsback to top
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Celebrating Charlotte Brontë (22 February 2016 - 14 August 2016)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1833back to top
Current affairsShaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and scienceCharles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.
Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.