Thursday, May 7, 2020

Literary Faces (V)

So, here's another. Possibly the best novelist of them all, yet shown here is one of only two contemporary depictions we have of her.



Carolyn Priest-Dorman said...

Jane Austen.

John D. Rateliff said...

Yes, Austen.

I took this image from Lord David Cecil's excellent A PORTRAIT OF JANE AUSTEN (1978), so there's an Inkling connection as well. Accounts of the Inklings often fail to make clear Cecil's high repute as a biographer.