Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:13 PM
cali (114,904 posts)
Richard III dig: Facial reconstruction shows how king may have looked
The reconstructed face has a slightly arched nose and prominent chin, similar to features shown in portraits of Richard III painted after his death.
Historian and author John Ashdown-Hill said seeing it was "almost like being face to face with a real person".
Dr Ashdown-Hill, who wrote The Last Days of Richard III, said: "The most obvious features in portraits are the shape of the nose and the chin and both of those are visible in the facial reconstruction."
8 replies, 2745 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Richard III dig: Facial reconstruction shows how king may have looked (Original post)
|Cooley Hurd||Feb 2013||#3|
|Spitfire of ATJ||Feb 2013||#4|
Response to cali (Original post)
Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:34 PM
Siwsan (4,539 posts)
1. Interesting - not all that different from the portraits
A bit softer, maybe, and definitely looks a little younger. This is a somewhat contemporary work but there is another portrait that is much less attractive, and I suspect it was either painted or altered to suit one of the Tudors.