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“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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Sudbury Hall, interior Pride and prejudice 1995



Sudbury Hall is famed as the interior location of Pemberley in the 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice

Perhaps the most famous of all country house visits is Elizabeth Bennett's tour of Pemberley, during which she reevaluates her feelings for Mr. Darcy based on the finery of his home and earnestness of his portrait.

The housekeeper first leads Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle into a room with ornate plasterwork and large portraits. In the film, this room is referred to as "The Music Room," however Sudbury Hall calls it a saloon. This would have been the most important of the reception rooms at Sudbury Hall, although it was likely first used as a dining room.
 
 Pride and Prejudice- Staircase Hall
 
 The Long Gallery, 138 feet in length, is located on the first floor of Sudbury Hall [9]; this is quite unusual for the period, but follows the text of Pride and Prejudice as the housekeeper relays that "in the gallery upstairs you will see a fine, larger picture of [Mr. Darcy]". Having a garden-front Long Gallery on the first floor was decidedly an old-fashioned feature by the 17th century, but its display of family portraits was certainly grand enough to represent the family's identity as aristocracy. The original purpose of long galleries did not require any particular furnishings or decorations, and it wasn't until the Elizabethan period that the ample wall space and natural light were taken advantage of for the display of portraits. periodpiecesandportraiture 
 
 Pride and Prejudice- Long Gallery
 

 

 


 Entrence
Austen werd geboren in Hampshire. Haar vader was een geestelijke. Het grootste deel van haar leven bleef zij in haar geboortestreek. Austen had zes broers en een oudere zuster, Cassandra, met wie zij zeer hecht was. Het enige onbetwiste portret van Jane Austen is een gekleurde schets die door Cassandra werd gemaakt en nu in de National Portrait Gallery in Londen hangt. In 1801 verhuisde de familie naar Bath. In 1802 werd Austen ten huwelijk gevraagd door de rijke Harris Bigg-Wither en zij stemde toe; de volgende dag deelde ze echter mee dat zij haar woord niet kon houden en trok haar instemming in. De reden hiervoor is niet bekend, maar Austen is nooit getrouwd. Na de dood van haar vader in 1805 woonden Jane, haar zuster en haar moeder daar nog verscheidene jaren tot zij in 1809 naar Chawton verhuisden. Hier had haar rijke broer Edward een landgoed met een plattelandshuisje, dat hij aan zijn moeder en zusters schonk (dit huis is tegenwoordig open voor het publiek). Zelfs nadat zij naam gemaakt had als romanschrijfster bleef zij in relatieve stilte leven, maar haar gezondheid ging sterk achteruit. Er wordt nu aangenomen dat zij de ziekte van Addison had, waarvan toen de oorzaak nog onbekend was. Ze reisde naar Winchester om behandeling te zoeken, maar stierf daar en werd begraven in de kathedraal.
Tot Austens beroemdste werk behoort de roman Emma. Het boek wordt vaak aangehaald vanwege de perfectie van vorm. Moderne critici blijven ook nieuwe perspectieven ontdekken op het scherpe commentaar van Austen betreffende de klasse van jonge, ongehuwde, aristocratische Engelse vrouwen in de vroege 19e eeuw.

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Fashion - Regency 1

Edward Austen Leigh wrote down this description of Jane's appearence in the years just after the family left Southampton.

"She was tall and slender; her face was rounded with a clear brunette complexion and bright hazel eyes.

Her curly brown hair escaped all round her forehead, but from the time of her coming to live at Chawton she always wore a cap, except when her nieces had her in London and forbade it."

Henry Austen said of his sister, " Her stature rather exceeded the middle height; her carriage anad deportment were quiet but graceful; her complexion of the finest texture, it might with truth be said that her eloquent blood spoke through her modest cheek." Henry applied these lines to Jane: " Her pure and eloquent blood spake in her cheeks and so distinctly wrought that you had almost said her body thought."


Austen's niece Caroline recollected: "As to my aunt's personal appearance, hers was the first face I can remember thinking pretty. Her face was rather round than long, she had a bright, but not a pink colour—a clear brown complexion, and very good hazel eyes. Her hair, a darkish brown, curled naturally, it was in short curls around her face. She always wore a cap