The face is based on a Victorian engraving that was a prettied-up version of the only authentic portrait we have.
If we had more than head and shoulders on the banknote, you'd see the wedding ring that was added by that engraver, more than half a century after the famously unwed author's death.
The original -- unfinished -- little watercolor was done by Jane's sister Cassandra, who may have shared the fictional Emma Woodhouse's difficulty with drawing faces.
And the mansion shown in the background, possibly chosen as a nod to Downton Abbey, was not Jane’s home at all.
belonged to Jane’s brother Edward, the
adopted heir of some wealthy cousins.
Jane herself was lucky, in her 30s -- the last decade of her life -- to find a permanent home in a simple cottage that is now visited by thousands of
pilgrims every year. Godmersham Park
My bet is that we haven’t heard the last of this.