Friday, January 4, 2013

Update: 3D Shakespeare & the Royal Collection's Unknown Man

The Davenant Bust (Garrick Club, London) and Unknown Man (Royal Collection)
Here's an update to a previous post on a recent 3D rendering of Shakespeare's face and its resemblance to a portrait of an Unknown Man kept in the Royal Collection. The Davenant bust is considered by many experts to be one of the more authentic likenesses of William Shakespeare (I've always thought it a bit too handsome to be accurate).  Since the bust also resembles the Unknown Man in the Royal Collection, I should have included the above comparison in the original post, which begins:
Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel is a fabulously named German professor, a traditional Stratfordian scholar, who has devoted extensive work to Shakespeare's portraits, including a seven-year study with a team of scientists using facial-recognition technology to explore the anomalies shared by the authentic portraits of Shakespeare. HHH eventually used all the data they collected to create a 3D Shakespeare . . . 
To read the original post follow this link. 

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