Inquiring readers: Jane Odiwe’s blog features a portrait of a Regency family that had sold in 1983. She wrote to several bloggers recently: “I’m writing to you on Mrs. Henry Rice’s behalf to ask if you would be interested in showing the painting with the information I’ve learned about on your blogs. The family would really like some help in publicising the picture, and wish to make an appeal to see if we can find its whereabouts, as Christie’s do not seem to have any record. They are hoping the painting is by Ozias Humphry, which will help to strengthen his association as a painter of the Austen family.”
Is this a portrait of Jane Austen’s family that has gone unnoticed until now? The image was made in 1781, when young Jane would have been six years old. What say you?
To learn more about this art work and possible image of the Austen family, click on this link to Jane’s blog. Thank you for joining in!!