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

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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.