Jane Austen Forensically Accurate Silhouette Bookplate revealed

Brand new collectable keepsake for anniversary of author's death.
By: Jane Austen Literacy Foundation
AVON, U.K. - July 5, 2021 - PRLog -- To commemorate the 204th anniversary of the writer's death (18 July), the Jane Austen Literacy  Foundation (JALitF) commissions a brand-new silhouette of her by the celebrity silhouettist Charles Burns, based on forensically accurate wax work reconstruction.

The silhouette is to be revealed as a collectable bookplate, with all proceeds going towards JALitF's charitable projects to improve literacy rates around the world.

Charles Burns is a renowned silhouette artist, who, in his thirty-year-long career, has cut portraits of  some of the most prominent figures of our time – from The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to Neil Armstrong; Nelson Mandela to Jeremy Clarkson;  Bill Clinton to Gary Lineker - the list  is endless! He is the UK's busiest silhouettist, having appeared at a huge variety of events both at home and overseas.

Bookplates were commonly used in Jane Austen's time, when it was important that the owner's name was clearly marked.

The Jane Austen Literacy  Foundation is a registered not for profit organisation run by volunteers. It was founded in 2014 by Caroline Jane Knight, Jane Austen's fifth great niece.

"We love bookplates at JALitF and our growing collection continues the  meaningful custom of marking the most important books in your libraries with personalised  bookplates,"  explains Dr Julia B. Grantham, Children's Author and Manager of the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation's  Collectable Bookplates Programme.

In the six years since its establishment the Foundation's Bookplate Programme has created a unique  collection of nine diverse and beautiful bookplates that feature the work of talented artists from  around the world.

Each collectable bookplate can be purchased individually at the Bookplate Shop.  The bookplates come personalised with your name in Jane Austen's handwriting and with a collectable two-page letter with the information about the Foundation and the Artists who created  the artwork for the bookplate.

The newly commissioned bookplate is available from the 17th July at https://janeaustenlf.org/bookplate-shop-1

Dr. Julia B. Grantham,
Julie Sherwood
Source:Jane Austen Literacy Foundation
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