The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1341 Saturday, 18 May 2002
Date: Thursday, 16 May 2002 15:35:37 +1200
Subject: Portrait of Southampton
Comparison of the face of the sitter in the Cobbe portrait to that of
Mary Browne, Southampton's mother would seem to support the premise that
the sitter is Henry Wriothesley. Talk about a family resemblance!
The black and white photo of the Wellbeck Abbey portrait that appears
in A. L. Rowse's book,* Shakespeare's Southampton, Patron of Virginia* (
Macmillan, 1965) is the one I'm looking at; pg 52. The Hilliard
miniature is opposite pg 60.
Sonnet no. 3, lines 9 and 10
Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime;
I think you could be right there, Will.
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