Jane Austen on ‘Weekend Today’

April 15, 2007

The Weekend Today show just had a segment on the upcoming auction of the controversial Rice portrait of Jane Austen.
austen.jpg The controversy centers around whether or not the portrait is actually a portrait of Jane. There is some question regarding some features of dress as well as the hairstyle, although the auction house, Christie’s, is convinced of the authenticity. Either way, the portrait would make a nice edition to your library. The controversy appears to have impacted the cost, and it is expected to sell on Thursday the 19th for as little as $400,000 to $800,000.

The Today story featured the Jane Austen society and the interviews included a replica of Stefanie’s Jane Austen action figure.

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2 Responses to “Jane Austen on ‘Weekend Today’”

  1. Stefanie Says:

    Too rich for my blood, but maybe we Austen fans could take up a collection and then we can all take turns having the portrait 🙂

  2. JCR Says:

    A nice addition to my library? … unfortunately I only have “The Kramer” hanging in my library, alongsides my over=priced education 🙂


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