What Jane Saw: time travel to two art exhibitions witnessed by Jane Austen and discover the connection between the exhibits and her fiction - http://whatjanesaw.org/
December 26, 2015
"You are invited to time travel to two art exhibitions witnessed by Jane Austen: the Sir Joshua Reynolds retrospective in 1813 or the Shakespeare Gallery as it looked in 1796. These two Georgian blockbusters took place, years apart, in the same London exhibition space at 52 Pall Mall (it no longer exists). When Austen visited in 1813, the building housed the British Institution, an organization promoting native artists. On her earlier London visit in 1796, it was the first-ever museum dedicated to William Shakespeare."
This is a beautifully rendered and meticulously researched online tour. Take your time as you walk the virtual halls studying the art that captivated Jane and influenced her writing. http://www.whatjanesaw.org/