More information has come to light in the bid to solve the mystery of a portrait of the author George Eliot, pictured.
A picture restorer is thought to have created this pastel sketch of the writer and his name is George Barker (1818-1883).
London art dealer Andrew Sim contacted the Gazette a few weeks ago to help find where the portrait may have originated after it was sold at a market stall in Thame and found its way to an auction in South Oxfordshire.
A photograph of George is held by the National Portrait Gallery. If you have any more information email Andrew on firstname.lastname@example.org