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More pictures of Fanny

By Deborah Yaffe, Feb 16 2017 02:00PM

Earlier this month, Janeites were delighted when the Folio Society publishers and the House of Illustration, a London gallery devoted to the art of illustration, unveiled the list of finalists for the job of illustrating a new edition of Mansfield Park.


I ran across the story via selections available on the website of the Guardian newspaper – but I recently realized that I overlooked the complete set of images on the House of Illustration’s own web site: four images, including a cover, from each of the twenty-three artists.


It’s a fascinating mixture of styles and approaches, from the hyper-realistic to the completely abstract, and it’s going to be very interesting to see which the judges select – and whether their choice matches that of the lay audience, who are invited to cast their own votes for the Visitors’ Choice Award.


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