Shoulder-length portrait of Margaret Bedford Gissing (1832-1913), mother of George Gissing. The original photograph is dated 1879 and bears the photographer's mark G. & J. Hall, Wakefield.
Black and white print.
The photograph is reproduced in P.F. Mattheisen, et al., The collected letters of George Gissing, volume one, 1863-1880 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1990).