Read online or download a free book: A Lecture On Some Portraits Of Shakespeare, And Shakespeare's Brooch
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (5 July 2012)
By: John Rabone (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...of the face as it originally was, is faithfully reproduced. The pose of the figure is now somewhat different, and the face has been altered.' 'In March, 1861, Mr. Simon Collins published a large photograph of the Stratford picture, which represents the portrait as entirely different in expression from its present condition. The negative has been much 'touched up' and altered. Indeed it is not generally known how great a change in the expression of a face can be made in a photograph by this process. Dr. C. M. Ingleby was desirous of obtaining a photograph which correctly resembled the Stratford portrait, and he went to a good deal of trouble to attain his object, only to meet with utter failure. He took one of Mr. Collins's photographs, referred to above, which was painted upon by Mr. Collins after the original picture, and then photographed again. The result was painted upon by Mr. Munns, of Birmingham, after the original, and then photographed by Mr. H. J. Whitlock. Dr. Ingleby then took the last named photograph to Stratford-upon-Avon, in October, 1872, and compared it with the original picture. He says he was unable to discover the slightest resemblance between the two faces. 'And I do not wonder that he was not,' continues Mr. Parker Norris, 'for he sent me one of the photographs, and anything more unlike the original can hardly be imagined. The whole expression of the face has been changed by the repeated 'touching up ' that it has undergone, and it looks another picture altogether. The best photograph of the Stratford portrait as it now is, is that published in Friswell's Life Portraits of William Shakespeare, although those in different copies of the book vary much, having been printed from a number of negatives:...
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