Thursday Picture – Lost Portrait?

With no credible face-on portrait of Austen in existence, Dr Paula Byrne found this and had a feeling that it could be what all Austen fans had been hoping for.  There is very little evidence in support and quite a lot against so as with the Rice portrait, it is more likely to not be her than anything else but it is still a more appealing picture than the one due to be printed on our £10 notes.

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