This delightful bust, made from British gypsum plaster, is sure to delight all lovers of the Jane Austen era .
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), an English novelist, known primarily for her six major novels. These interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.
Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Hence her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. And so her use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike.
There are a series of objects around the base illustrating articles associated with Jane Austen.
Therefore at the base are Pemberley House, envelopes & letters, evening dance, Jane Austen house, town house and a courting couple.
The etch around the base reads:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”