Lady Catherine, Pride and Prejudice

Lady Catherine, Pride and Prejudice by Chris Duke

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Lady Catherine, Pride and Prejudice
Chris Duke
Watercolor, Pen & Ink
20" x 16"

The wealthy and condescending aunt of Mr. Darcy, Lady Catherine frowns on her nephew's courtship of Elizabeth Bennet. Naturally, Lady Catherine has other plans for him.

An exceedingly kind woman at my church modeled for this piece of Jane Austin’s character Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Gratefully, this woman loved the notion of being portrayed as evil, complete with a definite five o’clock shadow and arching dark brows.