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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Jane Austen's Portrait for Sale

A portrait of Jane Austen which was specially commissioned by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh will be put up for auction by Sotheby's in December, according to the BBC. The portrait was painted to accompany Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt 1870 (see engraving, left, from the author's collection - actually from Harper's New Monthly Magazine,
Vol. XLI, 1870).

Somebody will be treating themselves to a wonderful Christmas present!

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