Re: [pepysdiary] Re: Is this a 'new' painting of Pepys?
- My initial response was exactly like Susan's -- "Samuel Pepys as Viewed from a Ditch"? Surely the foreshortening of the head cannot be accounted for by a distorted camera angle. As for the periwig and jowl, this could be from his lean and hungry years, still a youth without having cut off his lovely tresses.
I imagine, though, that our Sam would have made a rather significant note in his Journal about such a lovely portrait.
On 1/2/07, aroaldo <aroaldo@...> wrote:
Looks very much like Samuel Pepys--- In
firstname.lastname@example.org, "Peter Easton" <eastonph@...> wrote:
> Seems unlikely, but what do you think?
> This pictures comes from BBC Radio 4's PM programme, when they
> members of the public to send in photos from a specific date (5th Dec
> 2006). This was posted:
> Before reading the text, my thought was it reminds me of Pepys, which
> is exactly what the owner says. Also, is it an original? The way the
> light reflects off the surface suggests it could be.
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- Sam's lips are much fuller in the portrait we know and the widest part of his face is in the upper cheek rather than the jowl area.I think it's close but no cigar.Ellen