article by Claire Harman 30
September 2015 in The Times Literary
Supplement and Charlotte Brontë: A Life by Claire Harman.
2. Photo of Ellen Nussey dated 29 April 1871, just
after her 54th birthday. At the edge of the glass negative the photographer has etched
"29.4.71 E.N.". See this external website for a clearer image: In Search Of Anne Bronte by Nick Holland. The date is reversed because it
is etched into the collodion surface; the photo is correctly oriented.
In some photos her hair may
have been augmented with a hair piece.
3. The full
version of Charlotte Bronte
Unmasked can be found on the internet, sometimes requiring a private browser,
but the BBC title page description and a brief clip is here:
The comparisons and forensic evidence
for Audrey Hall's photo was never accepted.
4. See also the "Chalk portrait of Charlotte Bronte."
5. The photo was copied as a pencil
sketch which was published in
Charlotte Bronte at
Home (1899) with the caption "ELLEN NUSSEY (AT THE
AGE OF 65) From a drawing by Miss E. Taylor."