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Jane Austen, by James Andrews

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Jane Austen, by James Andrews

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Jane Austen (based on the portrait by Cassandra Austen)
watercolour over pencil heightened with gouache on card
14.3 x 10 cm
before 1870

Jane Austen (1775—1817), the world renowned English author, completed just six works during her time and yet manages to command a legion of fans around the world. Her timeless stories have been turned into a plethora of movies, television shows, and modern adaptations in addition to being translated into multiple languages to cross cultural boundaries. Today she remains as popular as ever and is revered as much as any literary figure in the history of the English language.

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1850
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