Kate Posted May 20, 2022 Share Posted May 20, 2022 (edited) Hi I have a little bit of trepidation about posting this as I don’t want to appear foolish, but could this be a hog’s head? I was reading Baconiana for 1892 and I saw this letter. This led me to look at paintings of Shakespeare that had belonged to the Duke of Buckingham - whether it’s this one the writer is referring to or not I don’t know for sure, but I saved it then played around with the exposure. I was looking to find what Shakespeare was pointing to and what I found looked to me like a hog’s head - obv this is an animal we know is associated with Bacon. Then I looked even more closely and could see what appears to be writing. The one above is from Wiki, this is when I played around with it to see what he may be pointing at. If it’s his knee it’s very oddly positioned. Here’s the (potential) writing. It’s actually much clearer but the photo doesn’t show it. I’ll see if I can get a better picture. Look carefully there are large letters with a row of smaller ones right underneath. I wasn’t sure if I had the right image (that this man was referring to back in 1892) so I googled around until I found an 1876 edition of Shakespeare plays. It had the Droeshout Portrait at the front. so I looked closely at that and again, in really high definition, it looks like the artist/engraver has woven something into the background and if you turn it on its side it looks like writing. Straight on however it looks like some sort of emblem. more defined it looks like this That looks a bit like a B. I would imagine this engraving has been scanned and looked at with a microscope by the Folger Library and others on many occasions over the years, but you never know? I will write to them and ask if it has. Kate Edited May 21, 2022 by Kate Typo 3 The Secret Work of an Age ebook Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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