A Student of History

April 22, 2007

Austen portrait fails to sell

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 7:46 pm

A month ago I posted on Jane Austen’s portrait up for sale in the UK, here.

The portrait, as you can read here, did not sell.

Christie’s said no one offered the owner’s minimum price for the painting that had been expected to fetch between $400,000 and $800,000.

A spokeswoman for the auction house said the minimum level was kept secret.

The portrait by English society artist Ozias Humphry was put up for sale by Henry Rice, a distant relative of the writer of classics such as “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice” who died in 1817.

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