Monday, February 27, 2006

William Shakespeare's bust

The Beeb says that a portrait bust sitting in a gentleman's club in England matches the death mask of wordsmith will. There's a bit more in the Scotsman (gotta love Google) which says that the forensic scientist making the match also sees evidence of tumors near his eye orbits in several of the authenticated Shakespeare portraits. Alas, poor Yorick.

From the Scotsman, a dose of skepticism:
Prof McLuskie said comparing images ran the risk of circular logic - one fake image might be confirmed by another that was based on it. "A lot of these portraits tend to be of a generic bald guy with a beard," she said.

Of course, I'm partial to his portrait with the earring.

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