Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920)

Herbert Rose Barraud

Published by Eglington & Co

Carbon print, published 1889

9 5/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (246 mm x 175 mm) image size

© National Portrait Gallery London, reproduced with permission

Acquired by the gallery, 1892; NPG Ax5443

This is a real society portrait, and very much as you might imagine Rhoda Broughton from Helen Black's account of her: "above the middle height, and graceful in figure; the hair, rolled back from the low broad strong-looking forehead, is becomingly tinged with grey over the right temple, harmonizing well with the darker shades on the neat, well-shaped head..." — Jacqueline Banerjee

  • Excerpt from Helen Black's "Rhoda Broughton" (1893)