Colour the famous portrait of the three sisters

This is the only painting that still exists of all three Brontë sisters together - and it holds an incredible secret. If you look at the original picture (click here) you'll see that inside the blurry shape at the middle of the picture you can just make out the shape of a man, his hair and collar. This is the portrait's painter Branwell Brontë, brother of Charlotte, Emily and Anne, who painted himself into the picture - then rubbed himself out. We don't know why. The canvas was folded in quarters and stored on top of a cupboard in a farm in Ireland for many years, before being rescued. It is now one of the most famous paintings in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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