Mr. Darcy on the block!?!

The portrait of Mr. Darcy (a.k.a. Colin Firth) that was used in the pivotal scene (Elizabeth gazing at Darcy’s portrait hanging in the portrait hall at Pemberley) in the 1995 A&E production of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice will be sold at auction on January 21, 2009 at Bonham’s Gentlemans Library Sale; the sale also includes a letter from Firth. The painting is expected to fetch £7,000 and the proceeds will go to charity ~ Oxfam and the Southampton and Winchester Vistors Group [see the and BBC News online for more information, including a downloadable copy of Firth's letter at the BBC site ( and note the misspelling of "Pemberly" in the BBC article!)] Thanks to JASNA Vermont for the tidbit.

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