Portrait of Maria Taylor of Stanbury
- Art Funded
- 58.9 x 49.8 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £1,719 (Total: £7,343)
Mr Taylor was a trustee of Haworth Church and instrumental in Patrick BrontÃ«Â’s appointment to the living. Maria was a friend to Charlotte BrontÃ«, Branwell's sister. It is believed that the painting was originally a full-length portrait, which must have represented a valuable commission for Branwell as he set out to create a career for himself as a portrait painter.
By descent through the sitterÂ’s family. Previously on loan to Bronte Parsonage Museum.
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