Face of Jane Austen revealed after forensic research

Thanks to forensic experts, contemporary eye-witness accounts, and a Bafta award-winning costume designer, the face of Jane Austen is revealed to the public for the first time in Bath.

Jane Austen's face revealed after extensive research

The face of Jane Austen, according to researchers. Credit: ITV West Country/Katie Rowlett

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath has unveiled what experts believe is an accurate likeness of the world-famous author.

The model is the culmination of forensic research, eye-witness accounts, and a costume designer.

'Jane Austen' at this morning's opening in Bath. Credit: ITV West Country/Charlie Souter-Phillips
The unveiling attracted a lot of media attention. Credit: ITV News West Country/Charlie Souter-Phillips
Jane Austen died in 1817. Credit: ITV News West Country/Charlie Souter-Phillips

Jane Austen waxwork unveiled in Bath

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath will be unveiling a waxwork of the author which they believe is the closest likeness since she was alive nearly 200 years ago.

A portrait of the novelist will appear on £10 notes from 2017 Credit: Laura Lean/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The waxwork is the result of a three year project, and was modelled using eye-witness accounts, a forensic artist and a BAFTA award-winning costume designer.

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