What Jane sawAn online exhibition, entitled “What Jane Saw,” offers a fascinating peek into the past. On 24th May, 1813, Jane Austen visited a much publicized art show at the British Institute, Pall Mall, London. The exhibition was a retrospective of Sir Joshua Reynolds, featuring a wide assortment of his portraits. Jane jokingly wrote to her sister that she would be on the lookout for Mrs Darcy: “I can only imagine Mrs Darcy will be in yellow.” And on finding no satisfactory lookalike: “I can only imagine that Mr. D prizes any picture of her too much to like it should be exposed to the public eye.” Now, this modern day e-gallery allows Jane Austen fans (as well as any lover of history) to travel back in time and experience a virtual tour of what Jane saw at the original exhibition.  – Miranda