The main idea of both the reading and the lecture is about a professional portrait which
isresembles to theJane Austen's face. Considering this, the author claims that there are several reasons which lead us to believe that Austen was the subject of the portrait. The professor, on the other hand, categorically denies whatever was mentioned in the reading through citing several sources. reasons.
First, the reading states that Austen's family announced that the subject of the portrait was Jane Austen. The professor refutes this point by stating that they announced this
assertionmany years laterafter she died. Therefore, their claim could not be true.
Second, the author claims that the face in the portrait is similar to Jane Austen's
soand that it was found in one of theCassandra's sketches. However, the professor contends that it isdoes not significantly resemble toAusten's face. Thus, it may bebelong to one of the another Austen family members.
Third, the reading states that there is
anevidence that shows the portrait was painted by Ozias, who probably was hired by Austen's family to paint Jane Austenís face. The lecture opposes this point by saying that Ozias was not living in London when Jane Austen was living there as a teenager, and when Ozias went to London Jane Austen hadwas about 27 years old.
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