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Just how do you begin a new Jane Austen portrait so many years after her death? What did Jane Austen really look like?
Forensic artist Melissa Dring takes up a commission by David Baldock to use contemporary eye-witness accounts of Jane’s features and character to produce a portrait for the Jane Austen Centre.
In the gallery there were many family portraits, but they could have little to fix the attention of a stranger. Elizabeth walked on in quest of the only face whose features would be known to her. -Pride and Prejudice For years there has been (some say, unnecessary) controversy over a charming portrait of an unnamed [...]
In the spring of 1813 Jane Austen visited London as the guest of her brother, Henry Austen. Though fresh from the thrill of another successful novel, Pride and Prejudice had been published in January, earlier that year, the family was subdued. Henry’s beloved wife, Eliza de Feuillide, had passed away just a few weeks before, [...]