Sotheby’s Sold Jane Austen Portraits for £135,000

A rarely seen watercolor portrait of Jane Austen was sold for £135,000 ($230,000) at Sotheby’s. Based on the sketch drawn by the writer’s sister, Austen’s nephew commissioned this watercolor in 1869, 50 years after her death. It is the closest likeness of her. The portrait has been passed down through the Austen family before it was sold.

—Antique News

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