connectVideoLost photos of Jane Austen’s family to find on eBay
A book of Victorian photographs was purchased on eBay for $1,000. In never-before-seen photos of Jane Austen’s nieces and nephews. The family is said to have had a strong influence on the renowned writer to write.
A long-lost photo album with very rare photo’s of Jane Austen’s family has surfaced on eBay, where it was purchased for $1,000.
Karen Ievers bought the Victorian photo album, expect that it is full of pictures of 19th-century aristocrats, according to SWNS. Instead, they got a fascinating glimpse into the house of the famous writer.
The author of “Pride and Prejudice” “Sense and Sensibility” and ” Mansfield Park,” Austen is an important figure in English literature. The writer, who died in 1817, at the age of 41 years, are not provided for in the photo album, although her nieces and nephews appear.
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The hardbacked book was composed by Lord George Augusta Hill, an aristocrat who is married with two of the writer of the nieces. Cassandra and Louisa were the daughters of Austen’s older brother Edward.
This image shows Austen’s great-niece, Norah Mary Elizabeth Ward shortly after her marriage in April 1859. (SWNS)
The album, which was advertised as belonging to Lord George Hill of Hillsborough Castle, was offered for $2,800 on eBay. However, Ievers have the album with a bid of $1,000.
“I bought it thinking that it would be an interesting project because it was old and related to Ireland and that was it. I – and not the seller, I believe – knew of its significance,” she told SWNS. Ievers, who lives in Ireland, said that they purchased the item from a seller in the US
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Austen’s family is said to have been a strong influence on her writing.
This photo of the family photo album shows Fanny Knight, Jane Austen ‘ s favourite niece who was Lady Knatchbull, the wearing of a hat. (SWNS)
Ievers in contact with Dr. Sophia Hillan, author of May, Lou & Cass: Jane Austen’s Nieces in Ireland,” who discovered the family link to Lord George Hill.
“When Karen shared some of the photos with me, I could hardly believe it,” Hillan said to SWNS. “Her nieces were very important to Jane Austen, which gives the album a special meaning.
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