Such a pretty picture

May 12, 2012 at 11:10 am (fashion, jane austen, people, portraits and paintings) (, , , , , )

A reader of Two Teens in the Time of Austen, SUSAN, has sent this photo. She adores this print — and who wouldn’t?! But she’s also curious to learn MORE about the picture.

Can other Two Teens readers help??

Of great interest is the Spencer jacket; the curled hair; the delicate gloves – one on, one off.

I am convinced — since it’s a print — that it must be based on some portrait or miniature. But by whom? Of whom?

Susan and I are all ears to hear more!


  1. Sabine said,

    It very much reminds me of the girl (with a portfolio) painted by Guillaume Lethiere in 1799. Here’s a link:,_circa_1799,_by_Guillaume_Lethiere_%281760-1832%29_-_IMG_7277.JPG
    I so love the clothes for being plain and yet so exquisite!


  2. Susan said,

    I’ve been doing a lot of searching online but I missed that portrait. It’s beautiful. And yes, I agree with you, it does resemble my miniature right down to the clothing that is unadorned yet fetching. I too have found a few other portraits that are similar, that’s the problem. How to figure out, if it’s at all possible, who it could be. Thanks so much for sharing!


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