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Branwell Brontë’s portrait of his sisters hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, and Branwell himself lies beneath a pillar painted over his image. Over time, the paint has separated, allowing us to see a ghostly image of the overlooked Brontë brother. Just as we begin to see him in the portrait, we’re beginning to learn that Branwell has been overlooked by history.

A talented writer, a published poet, and a misunderstood muse, use this site to find out more about Branwell Brontë and how he fits into the Brontë story.