Branwell is described as a small in stature, bushy red hair that was piled high on his head, giving him the appearance of added height, small eyes, and a large Roman-like nose, which balanced small spectacles. He is represented as a brilliant, fun and humorous young man. bjtanke
As a child, he wrote well and as much if not more than his sisters. Although his sisters were sent off to school, his father believed that he could give him a quality education and therefore kept the boy at home.
Branwell Bronte biographer Francis A. Leyland speaks favorably of the Bronte brother. He defends his artistic works and character–and he should know: his brother was a close friend and coworker of Branwell and Francis himself was friends with him. thevictoriandaily