Jane Austen?

Happy New Year!

Happy new year from all the team at Seneca!

2011 ended on an upbeat note for us with the transmission of Jane Austen: The Unseen Portrait? on Boxing Day. It picked up some great notices in the press:

“Kearney joins biographer Dr. Paula Byrne in an effort to determine the provenance of a modest portrait of Austen previously dismissed as inauthentic. Ink dating and facial recognition techniques are deployed, while Byrne’s zealousness is challenged by a rookery of haughty types in tweed. Don’t miss.” (The Guardian)

“An intriguing piece of detective work that throws light on Regency social mores, class and gender roles, as well as our own desire to read Austen as 19th C chicklit”. (Time Out)

You can follow the evolving story of investigations into the portrait on Dr. Paula Byrne’s twitter feed – http://twitter.com/austenportrait

Here’s to a wonderful 2012!

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