Another tidbit via AustenBlog:
The Telegraph is reporting that the oil painting of Colin Firth-as-Mr. Darcy (the one Elizabeth stares up at in fourth episode of the 1995 miniseries's version of Pemberley) is going up for auction on January 21st, accompanied by a signed and dated letter by Firth. Proceeds will be split between Oxfam and the Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group, and the painting is expected to raise between five and six thousand pounds.
Now, I'm all for Austen-inspired kitsch, but that painting is, like, four feet by three and a half. That's a lot of wall space to devote to a curiosity--even a Mr. Darcy-related curiosity.
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