Portrait of Charlotte Brontë by Unknown Artist

A head and shoulders portrait of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) showing her wearing a bonnet.

Details

Medium:
Ink, crayon, chalk & wash
Dimensions:
Diameter: 15.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,425 ( Total: £7,710)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Sotheby's

It is possible that this is the portrait Charlotte writes about while on her second visit to Brussels in 1843. This would suggest the artist is Mary Dixon.

Provenance

Martha Brown (a servant in the Bronte household), 1855; William Law; Sotheby's, 2004.

Venue details

Brontë Parsonage Museum Church Street, Haworth, KEIGHLEY West Yorkshire BD22 8DR 01535 642323 www.bronte.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.50)

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