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Chandos Portrait Probably Genuine
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0365  Thursday, 27 April 2006

From: 		Elliott Stone <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 26 Apr 2006 16:18:55 -0400
Subject: 17.0320 Chandos Portrait Probably Genuine
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0320 Chandos Portrait Probably Genuine

Thoughts while shaving:

1. Why, if the First Folio was such a high end expensive book did the 
editors choose such a complete unknown as Martin Droeshout to do the 
engraving?

2. Why, make such a fuss about the accuracy of the likeness when it was 
virtually certain that young Droeshout could not possibly have met 
Shakespeare?

3. In this age, when everyone is falling over each other questioning 
Shakespeare's Catholic connections, why, are we not talking about 
Droeshout's Catholic religion?  We know that he fled England for Spain 
where he worked illustrating the Catholic Index for the Cardinal!

Now wiping off the blade.

Best,
Elliott H. Stone

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