Mrs. Tilney’s Portrait

Title

Mrs. Tilney’s Portrait

Subject

Paintings

Description

Eleanor Tilney has a portrait of her late mother in her bedroom. Catherine believes the portrait’s subject is lovely and pensive, but she also finds the portrait mysterious because she believes that General Tilney should have it in his room. His dislike for the portrait of his wife becomes evidence for Catherine’s belief that he may have killed his wife, demonstrating the unreliability of Catherine’s evidence.

Creator

unknown

Source

Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

1.jpg

Citation

unknown, “Mrs. Tilney’s Portrait,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed January 28, 2023, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/296.