New Jane Austen waxwork uses forensic science to model ‘the real Jane’

New Jane Austen waxwork uses forensic science to model ‘the real Jane’

A few months ago I watched a documentary about finding a “real” portrait of Jane Austen, and some of her fans who were featured got really upset when it was suggested she wasn’t as beautiful as they imagined her. Which was just stupid – do you get upset if some famous male author from the past wasn’t sexy?!

Anyway, this model looks a bit like the Jane Austen from that show.

A sculpture of Jane Austen is unveiled at the Jane Austen Centre, Bath

A sculpture of Jane Austen is unveiled at the Jane Austen Centre, Bath

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4 thoughts on “New Jane Austen waxwork uses forensic science to model ‘the real Jane’

  1. “do you get upset if some famous male author from the past wasn’t sexy?!” – very true! There’s definitely a lot more obsession with Austen’s appearance compared to other famous authors.

  2. If you want to see what the real author of Jane Austen’s novels looked like, I suggest you google “Eliza de Feuillide”. There are two miniatures of Eliza de Feuillide which can be found on the internet, one as a teenager and one as a young woman. She was renowned as a dark eyed beauty.

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