On the Block! ~ A Jane Austen Portrait? (via Jane Austen in Vermont)

Another Jane Austen related item up for auction in London. We may never know if this watercolor portrait is of Jane Austen – but my Marianne-ish sensibilities want it to be so.

On the Block! ~ A Jane Austen Portrait? Christie’s Sale 8021:  Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts 8 June 2011 London, King Street  [Jane Austen? by James Stanier Clarke] James Stanier Clarke’s Friendship Book will be auctioned off tomorrow, June 8, 2011 at Christie’s London.  Clarke was the Prince Regent’s librarian at Carlton House – he famously invited Jane Austen to visit, requested her to dedicate her next book to the Prince [Emma], and carried on a lively correspondence with A … Read More

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