Portrait of Jane Austen

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Jane Austen, by Cassandra Austen, circa 1810 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Aug 26, 2021Sep 27, 2021

A rare opportunity to see this delicate portrait of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra, usually only on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Jane Austen (1775–1817) is one of the most beloved writers in English literature. A resident of Bath between 1801 and 1806, she lived across the road from the Holburne at 4 Sydney Place from 1801 until 1804. During this time she frequently visited Sydney Gardens where she attended the public breakfasts and evening galas. Also enjoy The Jane Austen Festival 10 to 19 September 2021, including The Grand Regency Costumed Promenade from the Holburne 11am, Saturday 11 September.

Don’t miss our FREE talk Picturing Jane Austen on Zoom at 7pm 16 September

Enjoy this display with your general admission ticket which may also include Rossetti’s Portraits and Sunil Gupta: The New Pre-Raphaelites and ceramics by Angell and Claydon

Tickets & Booking 

Before you visit please read our Museum Charter and Q&A at our coronavirus page.

Your entry ticket Includes all of our Special exhibitions, temporary displays in addition to our permanent collection. Valid all day for the date you book and not timed (you can enter any time during our normal opening hours). There are no timed entry tickets.

You can book in advance here, or you can also just purchase tickets on arrival at the Museum.
Last Admissions to the Museum is 4.30pm.

Once you have booked online you will receive a confirmation email. Please show this on your mobile or smart device on entry or print it off at home and show on entry.

We look forward to seeing you.


The Holburne Museum
Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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