Jane Austen Book Club

Mr. Darcy's Portrait Bidding War

Attention Pride & Prejudice fans. A portrait of Mr Darcy, as played by Colin Firth, in the BBC adaption of Jane Austen’s novel, sold for $16,000 at auction. “The oil painting shows the actor in period costume and was hung in the character's fictional mansion home of Pemberley,” the Telegraph reported. The painting includes a letter from Firth. “The likeness was supernatural,” he wrote. “I disliked him intensely.”