First Wednesday Art Talk – A Walk through the World of Jane Austen at the Legion of Honor
1400 Fifth Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
A Walk through the World of Jane Austen at the Legion of Honor
This presentation explores the world of beloved English author, Jane Austen, through the artwork in the British gallery at the Legion of Honor. We’ll see paintings that Austen herself would have seen; portraits of ladies, gentlemen, and handsome military officers painted by famous artists such as Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds. We’ll also look at fashion, hairstyles, and the beautiful English porcelain of the time. A perspective of Jane Austen’s world will emerge, which will illuminate her life, her novels, and the fascinating time and place in which she lived.
Docent Speaker: Kathryn Zupsic
Sir Thomas Lawrence, Mary, Countess of Plymouth, ca 1817. Oil on canvas. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco