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Only Shakespeare Portrait Painted During His Lifetime Is Revealed in London (video)
NBC News ^ | March 10, 2009

Posted on 03/10/2009 9:53:40 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The New York Times: “His face is open and alive, with a rosy, rather sweet expression, perhaps suggestive of modesty.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; shakespeare

1 posted on 03/10/2009 9:53:40 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“His face is open and alive, with a rosy, rather sweet expression, perhaps suggestive of modesty.”

Or gin.

2 posted on 03/10/2009 9:54:34 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s probably just an amalgamate portrait of various writers (both historical and contemporary to Shakespeare.) /cheap jab


3 posted on 03/10/2009 9:58:57 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“His face is open and alive, with a rosy, rather sweet expression, perhaps suggestive of modesty.”

Sounds like Chris Matthews having a romantic dream about Zero.


4 posted on 03/10/2009 9:59:26 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ping


5 posted on 03/10/2009 10:00:08 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll bet it’s actually a portrait of a totally different guy named William Shakespeare who lived at about that same time.


6 posted on 03/10/2009 10:01:37 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emporer has no pedigree.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“His face is open and alive, with a rosy, rather sweet expression, perhaps suggestive of modesty.”

7 posted on 03/10/2009 10:04:48 AM PDT by meandog (The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Only portrait? There are several portraits of Francis Bacon.


8 posted on 03/10/2009 10:05:09 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Hegemony Cricket

They have no name associated with this portrait they just think it is Shakespeare, someone had once scribbled “Sir Walter Raleigh” on the back but it doesn’t resemble him. This portrait has been copied several times, but again without the copies being identified as Shakespeare. So ....


9 posted on 03/10/2009 10:06:40 AM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Williams

Looks like the Earl of Oxford to me.


10 posted on 03/10/2009 10:10:36 AM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If it isn’t a potrait of Edward de Vere, XVIIth Earl of Oxford, it’s a fake.


11 posted on 03/10/2009 10:11:25 AM PDT by devere
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

Looks exactly like the second drummer in the Swinging Blue Jeans!


12 posted on 03/10/2009 10:14:16 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

This is breaking news to me. I didn’t even know that Willie The Shake had even PAINTED any portraits. This was the only he painted in his lifetime, eh?

Who’s it of?


13 posted on 03/10/2009 10:16:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: Williams

Shakespeare’s plays weren’t sold (legally) in his lifetime. Bootleggers transcribed the scripts from the audience. It wasn’t until after his death that proper editions started to come out.


14 posted on 03/10/2009 10:17:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well that was disappointing as the sound was in and out.


15 posted on 03/10/2009 11:14:56 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Williams
They have no name associated with this portrait they just think it is Shakespeare,

They compared it to engravings of Shakespeare published after his death, and when superimposed, the engravings look like this portrait was used as the model.

16 posted on 03/10/2009 2:49:17 PM PDT by SuziQ
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