Jane Austen portrait sells for more than $230,000 CAD


Jane Austen, you have some dedicated fans.

Auction house Sotheby's has sold a watercolour portrait of the iconic British novelist for £135,000 (more than $230,000 CAD), the Guardian reports.

This particular portrait, which was commissioned more than 50 years after her death, is widely considered as bearing the closest likeness of the Pride and Prejudice author. It was based on a sketch drawn by Austen's sister Cassandra, an amateur watercolourist.

The portrait has been reproduced several times and will appear on the new £10 Jane Austen U.K. bank note.

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