New Jane Austen portrait uncovered?

A drawing on vellum, believed to be of Jane Austen has been brought to light with the help of Art Access & Research. The story of this exciting find can be read on the websites of the BBC, The Guardian amongst many others. Dr Paula Byrne, who owns the painting, has pursued an accurate attribution for the piece with the assistance of an array of experts, including Dr Eastaugh and team. This case again hightlights the importance of the use of technical analysis in attribution studies.

A documentary charting the attribution proccess will be shown on BBC 2 on Boxing Day.