Jane Austen painting sold Rp 3,2 billion

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The painting is said to be "the most famous images" of Jane Austen has been sold at auction for £ 164,500 (Rp 3,2 billion).

Pictures of Jane Austen will also be used in the UK banknote denominations.

Watercolor painting by James Andrews was made ​​at the request of the novelist's nephew in 1869 and will be printed in English currency fractions 10 pounds in 2017.

Dr Gabriel Heaton from Sotheby's auction house said the painting was a role "crucial in transforming itself from a novelist became a national figure."

"Looking at pictures of the most famous of Jane Austen, for the first time, in the domestic lounge was amazing experience," he said.

"This delicate watercolor painting is far more valuable than a portrait - it is part of our cultural history."

Sotheby's said the painting was purchased by a private collector who was not named.

While Jane Austen Museum in Hampshire told not to participate in the auction because just bought a ring belonging to Austen for more than Rp2,9 billion in September.

This ring will be purchased in advance by Save U.S. singer Kelly Clarkson.

Austen's famous novel of them including Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

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