The "Rice Portrait" of a supposedly young Jane Austen failed to sell at auction at Christie's on April 19th. For details, read The Globe article here or the Austen.blog's extensive post about the failed sale.
To read the online NBC article, Confessions of an Austen-ite by Lisa Daniels, click here. And for a 3 minute video about the Rice Portrait, click here. (Wait for the commercial to end.)
For my assessment of the Rice Portrait, click here.