Unidentified Portrait

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Postby Malia » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:25 pm

Saturn wrote:
That's a bit unfair :evil:


Well, I suppose you're right, I was a little hard on Tom Cruise.
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Postby Saturn » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:34 pm

Tom Cruise deserves it though :lol:
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Postby dks » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:43 pm

:lol: Malia, you're right! Tom Hanks is a dead ringer for Byron! :shock:

Byron wasn't so much a cad as he was alot like Dr. Pepper--very misunderstood. :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:58 pm

dks wrote::lol: Malia, you're right! Tom Hanks is a dead ringer for Byron! :shock:


Only in that one picture - these don't look anything like Tom Hanks:

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Postby Credo Buffa » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:01 pm

Malia wrote:[Am I just crazy or does Lord Byron look a lot like Tom Hanks (in his younger days)?

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*snort!!!* :lol: :lol: :lol:

Perhaps it was really the goal of portrait artists back in the day not to create a close likeness to their subject, but to create a work that could be a wishy-washy likeness to a whole handful of people, and thus apply in more cases :P :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:07 pm

Byron famously was very careful in choosing the images for his portraits and the last one in my above post was actually vetoed by him and most of the engravings destroyed because he didn't like how he looked "head-on" so to speak.

He was if anything very vain...
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Postby Malia » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:11 pm

Oh come on now--put Tom Hanks in a turban and give him a fancy little moustache and he'd be a perfect twin for L.B.! :lol:

Actually, the first time I made this connection was when I saw the pic of L.B. in the turban.

I just thought it was kind of funny (humorous) resemblance. Hope L.B.'s ghost wasn't offended ;)
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Postby Credo Buffa » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:13 pm

I suppose that would be the advantage of painted portraits over photography: pay the artist enough, tell them "Make me look dead sexy," and voila! Hundreds of years later, we're none the wiser :wink:
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Postby Saturn » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:15 pm

Malia wrote:Oh come on now--put Tom Hanks in a turban and give him a fancy little moustache and he'd be a perfect twin for L.B.! :lol:

Actually, the first time I made this connection was when I saw the pic of L.B. in the turban.

I just thought it was kind of funny (humorous) resemblance. Hope L.B.'s ghost wasn't offended ;)


Byron would probably laugh, if anything - he had a wicked sense of humour :lol:
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