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14 minutes ago, Allisnum2er said:

Tudor Son, Enough Done 😊

I can't look at him and NOT see his Mother Elizabeth! LOL

In the image above, not only are the eyes are looking (and focused) at different points, the reflections of Light are from different sources.

One eye is on his Mother, one is on us who figure it all out centuries later.

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30 minutes ago, Light-of-Truth said:

I can't look at him and NOT see his Mother Elizabeth! LOL

In the image above, not only are the eyes are looking (and focused) at different points, the reflections of Light are from different sources.

One eye is on his Mother, one is on us who figure it all out centuries later.

🙂

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In fact, few years ago I wondered if the EYE could be part of the secret.

In my view, Bacon seems to have a slight EXOTROPIA of the right eye.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exotropia

Here is his brother Robert Devereux ...

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marcus_Gheeraerts_the_younger_(1561-1562-1635-1636)_(after)_-_Robert_Devereux_(1566–1601),_2nd_Earl_of_Essex_-_637650_-_National_Trust.jpg

File:Marcus Gheeraerts the younger (1561-1562-1635-1636) (after) - Robert Devereux (1566–1601), 2nd Earl of Essex - 637650 - National Trust.jpg

National Trust, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

And here are 3/4 right portraits of Queen Elizabeth :

https://storiainrete.com/mysterious-snake-appears-on-old-painting-of-queen-elizabeth-i/

https://artcollection.culture.gov.uk/artwork/1388/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelican_Portrait

 

 

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Can't help it tonight... 🙂

https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/bookplay/SLNSW_F1/lll/index.html

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This is on page 122. Please remember that Sonnet 122 begins on Day 287.

See below, "To know the thing that I am forbid to know:"

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3 hours ago, Allisnum2er said:

Tudor Son, Enough Done 😊

 

5 hours ago, Lawrence Gerald said:

Tudor Red, Enough Said

Where the Tudor Red-Gold Hair came from?

June 25, 2010 by Melissa Virag

Astonishingly enough, given that only 1 to 2% of the human population has red hair (statistics may have been different in the 16th century), by the time Elizabeth died, England had had a red-headed monarch (either king or queen) for 138 years!

https://sucheternaldelight.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/where-did-the-tudor-red-gold-hair-come-from/

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4 minutes ago, Eric Roberts said:

 

Where the Tudor Red-Gold Hair came from?

June 25, 2010 by Melissa Virag

Astonishingly enough, given that only 1 to 2% of the human population has red hair (statistics may have been different in the 16th century), by the time Elizabeth died, England had had a red-headed monarch (either king or queen) for 138 years!

https://sucheternaldelight.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/where-did-the-tudor-red-gold-hair-come-from/

"That Mary was born with red-gold hair is not such a surprise. But it must have been a great relief to black-haired Anne Boleyn that her only child – though a daughter – had the Tudor red-gold hair. And it was indeed noted. When Elizabeth’s paternity was questioned, her appearance cast aside any doubts."

Bacon's beard deserves the same acknowledgement. 😉

I bet all of his hair was more auburn that not.

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7 hours ago, Light-of-Truth said:

Can't help it tonight... 🙂

https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/bookplay/SLNSW_F1/lll/index.html

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This is on page 122. Please remember that Sonnet 122 begins on Day 287.

See below, "To know the thing that I am forbid to know:"

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Thank you Rob ! 🙏❤️

Here is what I see  ! It could be a coincidence, but it matches the theme of this topic. 😊

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TIME REVEALS THE HIDDEN TRUTH 😉

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8 hours ago, Light-of-Truth said:

"That Mary was born with red-gold hair is not such a surprise. But it must have been a great relief to black-haired Anne Boleyn that her only child – though a daughter – had the Tudor red-gold hair. And it was indeed noted. When Elizabeth’s paternity was questioned, her appearance cast aside any doubts."

Bacon's beard deserves the same acknowledgement. 😉

I bet all of his hair was more auburn that not.

 

So we know that the mother of Francis Bacon and Robert Devereaux had "red-gold" hair. What about their father, the Earl of Leicester?

Here's a short video on a portrait of Robert Dudley which depicts him as having an auburn beard like Francis.

As portrayed by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Robert Devereaux's beard is redder that Bacon's, similar in colour to Queen Elizabeth's hair in most of her portraits.

The first two pictures are copies and not by Gheeraerts. The second pair are by him. All four were painted in the last few years of the 16th century.

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William Larkin gives Francis Bacon a distinctly ginger beard in both his 1610 and 1617 portraits.

Make of this what you will...

 

 

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2 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

Rob did a great Peabody post - about 18 months ago now. Red hair discussion😀

https://sirbacon.org/bacon-forum/index.php?/topic/96-special-bacon-shakespeare-title-pages-emblems/page/8/#comment-1067

 

I can't resist sharing one more image of Robert Devereaux, from the picture that Yann posted. I found a large version on ARTUK: https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/robert-devereux-15661601-2nd-earl-of-essex-171449

Although it's a fairly crude copy of a Gheeraerts, there is something intangible about it. Almost like a Russian icon of an obscureScreenShot2023-11-25at8_51_42pm.png.24f36a913cb5ad9ff878504bed8caa5a.png

saint.

 

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2 hours ago, Eric Roberts said:

 

So we know that the mother of Francis Bacon and Robert Devereaux had "red-gold" hair. What about their father, the Earl of Leicester?

Here's a short video on a portrait of Robert Dudley which depicts him as having an auburn beard like Francis.

As portrayed by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Robert Devereaux's beard is redder that Bacon's, similar in colour to Queen Elizabeth's hair in most of her portraits.

The first two pictures are copies and not by Gheeraerts. The second pair are by him. All four were painted in the last few years of the 16th century.

ScreenShot2023-11-25at8_43_17pm.png.aff5cc26d0ced06155df946aa1f0167d.png

ScreenShot2023-11-25at8_46_05pm.png.c319050c32ea82497a277ea7dee3b3aa.png

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William Larkin gives Francis Bacon a distinctly ginger beard in both his 1610 and 1617 portraits.

Make of this what you will...

 

 

Hi Eric,

Definitely some red/auburn family genes going on! Also, the painting of Dudley in the video is unusual in that he is depicted as having blue/grey eyes. I think if I remember correctly (but you will know better) that in nearly all other portraits Dudley is depicted with brown eyes.  Also unusual is the Hilliard Francis Bacon miniature when he was 18 - this also appears to show FB having blueish eyes but in every other portrait and according to contemporaries he had a 'lively, hazel eye' Not sure what this all means - but interesting nevertheless. Thanks Eric - great video.

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2 minutes ago, A Phoenix said:

Hi Eric,

Definitely some red/auburn gamily genes going on! Also, the painting of Dudley in the video is unusual in that he is depicted as having blue/grey eyes. I think if I remember correctly (but you will know better) that in nearly all other portraits Dudley is depicted with brown eyes.  Also unusual is the Hilliard Francis Bacon miniature when he was 18 - this also appears to show FB having blueish eyes but in every other portrait and according to contemoraries he had a 'lively, hazel eye' Not sure what this all means - but interesting nevertheless. Thanks Eric - great video.

Thanks A P

You don't miss a thing. I didn't even notice the eyes. As you point out both Hilliard's blue-eyed teenage Bacon and Steven van der Mullen's blue-eyed Dudley are anomalies. I'm inclined to trust Paul Van Somer who painted at least six portraits of Francis - all with hazel-to-dark-brown eyes

Van der Mullen is also thought to have been responsible for the Hampden Portrait of Elizabeth I: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_van_der_Meulen

Speaking of QEI, if anyone is curious about her association with snake symbolism, this might be of interest:

https://omeka.library.american.edu/s/hardwickportrait/page/snakes#:~:text=In the 1600-02 Rainbow,to symbolize wisdom and prudence.ScreenShot2022-02-03at10_45_33pm.png.9f453359883f88bd709ecd3d5dbc8200.png

 

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