- Saturday 15 October 2022
- 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jane Austen’s Brother Edward – Art and Accomplishments – Anne Harbers
Jane Austen’s 3rd brother Edward (1767 – 1852) was adopted in 1783 by his father’s cousins Thomas & Catherine Knight who were rich and childless. He was to inherit three country estates and having not been brought up in wealth and luxury, the Knights paid for Edward to undertake two Grand Tours to the Continent to acquire polish and sophistication. In 1786, when he was 18, he visited Switzerland and in 1790 to Italy, Switzerland, Germany and The Netherlands. This talk will explore where he went, how he travelled, who he met and most importantly the art and cultural sights that he saw.