A second 1830s group
portrait by Branwell, known as the 'Gun group' was also taken to Ireland by Arthur Bell
Nicholls but he destroyed it, with the exception of the right-hand figure.
An 1850s photo of Branwell's 1830s
This photograph survives of the original painting but the features are not
tracings are labelled L-R: Anne, Charlotte,
Tracings of the female figures in the portrait exist but it is not known whether these were created by Branwell whilst composing
the portrait in the 1830s, or traced by someone in the 1850s. They are labelled but it is not known
who did this, or when.
An engraving, made from the photo of
the 'Gun-Group' portrait in
1879. The figures were identified by the Bronte's servant, Martha Brown, and Charlotte's
close friend, Ellen Nussey. Unlike the tracings they placed Anne on the right and Emily on the
The 'Profile Portrait' (NPG 1724)at the NPG.
The only surviving fragment of the 'Gun-Group' portrait is the
right-hand figure, known as the 'Profile portrait,' found along with the 'Pillar portrait' in 1914.
Identified at the NPG as "Emily Bronte" (NPG 1724) this has been disputed since the painting was
discovered. She is almost certainly Anne.