Executed by Ozias Humphry R.A in 1788.

A  portrait, its provenance and history...

Executed by Ozias Humphry R.A in 1788.

A  portrait, its provenance and history...

The Rice Portrait of 





New Evidence - Fanny Caroline Lefroy Note

New evidence of the envelope and note written by Fanny Caroline Lefroy in support of the Rice portrait of Jane Austen.

There are many examples of Fanny’s handwriting in archives particularly the Hampshire record office if any scholar out there wishes to verify this note Anne Rice has said that she is entirely happy to give access.

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R W Chapman


Sir Henry Hake, Director of the National Portrait Gallery 1927-1951

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National Portrait Gallery card holding an image of the portrait with NPG date stamp 1987. Date is given as c.1790

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