From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No higher resolution available.

Jane-Austen-portrait-victorian-engraving.png (300 × 387 pixel, file size: 33 KB, MIME type: image/png)

Wikimedia Commons logo This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. The description on its description page there is shown below.
Commons is attempting to create a freely licensed media file repository. You can help.


Portrait of Jane Austen (late nineteenth-century engraving). Like all older "portraits" of Austen, this is based on the engraving in the 1870 Edward Austen-Leigh Memoir of Jane Austen, which was based on a somewhat rudimentary life sketch of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra (a sketch which was generally not considered too successful by those who had known Jane Austen), as reinterpreted and Victorianized in 1869 by Mr. Andrews of Maidenhead, Kent, and then the engraver (see Jane Austen: A Family Record, p. 253). The 1870 engraving which was the result of this process was further redone and reinterpreted in subsequent publications, with varying results.

The accuracy of all of these "portraits" is somewhat doubtful, but this particular version is one of the best, since it doesn't make Jane Austen look stiff or silly (unlike some of the renderings in photo archives which are continually pulled out when the media run stories on Jane Austen).

See also Image:Jane Austen 1870.jpg for a reproduction of the original 1870 engraving this re-engraving is based upon.


Public domain This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to the United States, Canada, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years.

العربية ǀ Български ǀ Català ǀ Česky ǀ Dansk ǀ Deutsch ǀ English ǀ Ελληνικά ǀ Esperanto ǀ Español ǀ Euskara ǀ فارسی ǀ Français ǀ Galego ǀ עברית ǀ हिन्दी ǀ Bahasa Indonesia ǀ Italiano ǀ 日本語 ǀ 한국어 ǀ Kurdî / كوردي ǀ Nederlands ǀ Norsk (nynorsk) ǀ Bahasa Melayu ǀ Polski ǀ Português ǀ Русский ǀ Slovenščina ǀ Shqip ǀ Suomi ǀ Svenska ǀ Türkçe ǀ 简体中文 ǀ 正體中文 ǀ +/-

The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed):
  • Carole Hayman
  • Mary Stewart
  • Anthony Hope
  • Brontë
  • Laurence Irving
  • Alton, Hampshire
  • Richard Adams (author)
  • Annie Keary
  • Louise Wener
  • Eugene Byrne
  • Charles Edward Montague
  • Alan Brownjohn
  • Stephen Gallagher
  • Colin Falconer
  • Brian Glanville
  • Caitlin Davies
  • Tash Aw
  • Niven Govinden
  • Richard Leigh (author)
  • Naomi Alderman
  • Esther Freud
  • Template:England-novelist-stub
  • Nadeem Aslam
  • Julian Rathbone
  • Ann Quin
  • Samantha Weinberg
  • Peter Everett
  • Frank Thomas Bullen
  • Sarah Harrison (novelist)
  • Lena Kennedy
  • Tony White (writer)
  • Scarlett Thomas
  • Laurence James
  • Phyllis Bottome
  • Tim Lott
  • Catherine Storr
  • Nigel Hinton
  • Sam Enthoven
  • Maurice Procter
  • Tamar Yellin
  • Kathryn White (author)