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Conservatory, Carlton House, London, designed by Thomas Hopper (1776-1856). Image via Georgianindex.com

Conservatory, Carlton House, London, designed by Thomas Hopper (1776-1856). Image via Georgianindex.com

Today is the 239th birthday of Jane Austen. It is also the first Jane Austen Day (so decreed by the Jane Austen Centre). With that in mind, as Miss Austen is one of my favourite authors, today I give you an image of Regency light. As you can see in the picture above, the conservatory is a room of sorts, retaining both the qualities of indoors and outdoors (the latter in terms of its function as a kind of garden), and allowing great quantities of light to emanate through its windows, to allow the plants to grow even as they are protected. This particular image features the Gothic conservatory designed by Thomas Hopper for the Prince Regent’s home at Carlton House in London. The gold pillars, and the white light of the tiled floor, would I think have made it an even brighter space when the sun shone in.

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