|Fota House near Cork|
|Emma Thompson as Elinor in Sense and Sensibility, 1995|
Another illusion gone: it turns out the famous portrait of Jane Austen may not be a very good likeness. “Hideously unlike” according to a niece. Actually it gets worse. The portrait we are all familiar with is a later copy of the one panned as hideously unlike.
|A copy from an original which was itself “hideously unlike”|