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Happy Birthday Jane!
….Or is it?
Is it Jane?????? On the one hand I think it looks more like her than the drawings we've been presented with over the years. It looks very similar to a picture of her aunt I've seen, Philidelphia Hancock. It also looks a lot like her brothers. I think it probably resembles her a lot but I doubt it's an authentic likeness of her taken during her lifetime. I may be a skeptic but it just seems unlikely that you are writing a biography and your hubby goes to the auction and finds a never before seen drawing of the author you are writing about. Seems fishy. I can't wait to see what the experts say.