Name the Dandy in the Lawrence Portrait - Take My Poll - Please
This is Thomas Lawrence's portrait of Charles William Bell , circa 1798. He is dressed to the nines in his luxurious jacket and elaborate neckcloth-- definitely a gentleman to the manor born. I love the cockscomb hairstyle, but then he really does look like the cock of the walk. Mr. Bell would certainly feel right at home in one of Jane Austen’s novels, but what part would he play? Darcy, Knightley, Willoughby? Although Mr. Bell is nothing like I have imagined Edward Ferrars to be, I'm throwing him and almost everyone else into the mix. Take my poll and we shall find out what you think. You may choose as many as you like. I encourage you to leave comments as to why you chose a particular gentleman.