Plaque: Jane Austen - WC2
Erection date: 1999
City of Westminster
Jane Austen, 1775 - 1817, novelist, stayed here, 1813 - 1814.
Jane Austen Society, 1999.
Site: Jane Austen - WC2 (1 memorial)
WC2, Henrietta Street, 10
Jane stayed here with her brother, Henry, and while in London visited the exhibition of Sir Joshua Reynolds' paintings at the British Institute in Pall Mall, a block-buster of its day. She wrote about it in a letter to her sister Cassandra and now Austen expert Janine Barchas has reconstructed the exhibition at What Jane saw.