Plaque

Jane Austen - WC2

Erection date: 1999

Inscription

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.

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Jane Austen - WC2

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen, novelist of 6 major novels including Pride and Prejudice. Born: ...

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Jane Austen - WC2

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Jane Austen Society

Formed initially to preserve Jane's cottage in the village of Chawton, Hampsh...

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Westminster City Council

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