Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 329. Wednesday, 26 May 1993.
Date: Tuesday, 25 May 93 04:38:50 -0700
Subject: Q: The Chandos Portrait
Comment: SHK 4.0313 Q: The Chandos Portrait
In reply to Helen Whall, I think I'm the person who did the Chandos
portrait query to SHAKSPER you mention. I netted no replies at the time,
but I'm still interested and would ask that you send on to me any that
you might get privately on email. In response to Stephen Orgel's response
to Helen Whall's query: the problem for me is that I see no relationship
between the Droeshout and the Monument, and that if I were looking for
a picture of Shakespeare 15 or 20 years younger than we see him in the
Stratford bust, I might think I had a viable candidate in the Chandos.
When I posted my original query, I mentioned that I'd heard somewhere of
some good new evidence supporting the Chandos as a portrait of Shakespeare,
but couldn't remember where. I was forgetting the obvious: the blurb
accompanying beside the Chandos in the National Portrait Gallery (which
I visited last year) MENTIONS this supposedly good new evidence, but
doesn't give a cite. I'm still looking, but meanwhile will gratefully
settle for one from Stephen Orgel re: the Elizabethan painter-actor who
might have done this picture of some other guy.