NPG Number
3181
Mkey
229
Sitter/Title
Possibly Jane Austen
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
Unknownartist
Date made
circa 1800-1815
Medium
hollow-cut silhouette
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
possibly jane austen

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3181

Possibly Jane Austen

by

Unknown artist

circa 1800-1815

hollow-cut silhouette

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Jane Austen's third published novel (Mansfield Park), appeared in 1814, although it had been begun in 1811. This copy contained a silhouette in the back and the second volume inscribed L'aimable Jane, which may represent Jane Austen. As her biographer, R.W. Chapman, said 'Who would insert, in a copy of Mansfield Park, a portrait of any other Jane than its author?'