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Re: Possible New Portrait
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1433  Friday, 8 June 2001

From:           Sophie Masson <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Jun 2001 21:15:59 +1000
Subject: 12.1416 Re: Possible New Portrait
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1416 Re: Possible New Portrait

Forgive me if I've missed a posting on this subject, as I was away for
several months, but I wondered if anyone has answered the question of
why the painting was in the family's possession? I know they are
descendants of the painter, but is it common for a painter to keep the
portrait of his sitter? But then I suppose the implication is WS did not
commission it, that JS did it on spec and either couldn't or wouldn't
sell it to his subject?

Any thoughts on this?

Sophie
Author site: http://www.northnet.com.au/~smasson

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