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The Gun Group

© the artist. Photo credit: Brontë Parsonage Museum

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This is a modern interpretation of the famous 'Gun Group' portrait, a lost painting of all three Brontë sisters together with Branwell, and only one of two portraits depicting all four siblings together. When this modern version of the group was painted it was believed that there existed only a sketch of the painting itself, from which the painter worked. In 1989, though, a photograph surfaced of a daguerrotype taken from the original portrait, which gave far more detail.

Brontë Parsonage Museum





oil on board


H 28.5 x W 40 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 1986

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Inscription description

S. Holmes '86


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