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The Friendship Book/Album of James Stanier Clarke containing, amongst many other items, a watercolour portrait believed to be a very rare depiction of Jane Austen, will be offered for sale at Christies, London, on Wednesday 8th June 2011!

I’ve always thought this a fascinating story, and I must admit the painting fits in with my idea of how Jane Austen looked. You can read all about the book’s incredible history by  clicking here.


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