Anniversary year for Austen
The Gallery, Winchester, England Showing from: 13 May – 24 July 2017
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the death of writer Jane Austen, and Hampshire Cultural Trust is coordinating a year long series of events to celebrate her creativity and talent.
The centrepiece of the celebrations is the exhibition The Mysterious Miss Austen, which will include around 80 items, including paintings, watercolours, prints, illustrations, manuscripts, letters, clothing and other objects – all generously loaned from private and public collections in the UK and abroad.
The landmark exhibition will explore Jane’s relationship to Hampshire – the county where she was born and where she is buried.
Jane Austen by Cassandra Austen. Pencil and watercolour, c. 1810