Put it next to your great uncle, the judge


…in the family gallery, that is.

Alert Janeite Julie T. spotted (and sent us, which much squeeing) the news that the portrait of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy featured in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (you know, during the scene in which he’s NOT climbing out of the bally pond) will be auctioned off (with proceeds going to charity) at Bonhams on January 21. The portrait will be accompanied by a signed letter from Colin Firth himself.

The painting was basically a bit part player in episode 4 of the BBCs 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice. Looking at him now I would say he has weathered better than most of us. In fact, he is the only character you can meet in person who looks precisely as he did the day he was filmed.

The portrait is expected to raise £7,000. £7,000? Oh, c’mon, you Firth fangirls surely can do better than that. 😉