The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0365 Thursday, 27 April 2006
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
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
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.
Elliott H. Stone
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