This link to All Edges Gilt features a Johann Zoffanny illustration of Jane Austen based on a disputed painting, the Rice portrait by Ozias Humphry. Zoffanny’s fronticepiece is found in a 1906 publication of Sense and Sensibility. In Johann’s clumsy drawing, Jane’s head is too large and her feet are too small. The rest of the proportions are close enough.
Humphry’s portrait famously failed to sell at a Christie’s auction in New York in April, 2007.
- For the rest of the story, read: Is this really a portrait of Jane Austen?