Twenty-third Lewis Walpole Library Lecture

March 1, 2018
Image for the 23rd Lewis Walpole Library Lecture "Pride, Prejudice, & Portraits: The Rice Portrait of Jane Austen" shows the title to the left of a detail from the portrait of a young woman in a white dress and short auburn hair (possibly Jane Austen)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 5:30 pm

Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall,

1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Claudia L. Johnson, Murray Professor of English Literature, Princeton University

Examining the controversial reception of the Rice Portrait of Jane Austen, by Ozias Humphry, this illustrated talk ponders the stakes of legitimacy in general  as well as the unusual acrimony this portrait in particular has often inspired.

This talk is open to the public.