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A Walk through the World of Jane Austen
First Wednesday Art Talk: paintings of Jane Austen’s era, and styles of the times
[Pictured: Sir Thomas Lawrence, Mary, Countess of Plymouth, ca 1817. Oil on canvas. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco]
This presentation explores the world of beloved English author, Jane Austen, through the artwork in the British gallery at the Legion of Honor.
FAMSF Docent Speaker, Kathryn Zupsic, will present paintings that Austen herself would have seen; portraits of ladies, gentlemen, and handsome military officers painted by famous artists such as Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds.
We’ll also look at fashion, hairstyles, and the beautiful English porcelain of the time.
A perspective of Jane Austen’s world will emerge, which will illuminate her life, her novels, and the fascinating time and place in which she lived.
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