Jane Austen on the money

July 25 2013

Image of Jane Austen on the money

Picture: AP

Relief all round here at AHN, after the Bank of England unveiled their new £10 note with a correct, of sorts, portrait of Jane Austen. Some news outlets had previously illustrated the note with the so-called Rice portrait, which very sadly is most likely not Jane. The image used on the note above, unveiled by the new Governor, Mark Carney, is a later engraving based on the very cursory watercolour by Jane's sister, Cassandra, which is the only certainly known likeness of Jane.

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