Literary – January 9

Jane Austen‘s sister, the painter and correspondent Cassandra, was born on this date in 1773. Only one of Cassandra’s two paintings of Jane shows us what she looks like.

http://austenblog.com/2010/05/09/a-closer-look-at-images-of-jane-austen/

Painting of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra

Writing prompt: What was the painter of this portrait intending its viewers to understand?

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