Monday, October 11, 2010

Results of the Poll for Portrait of Charles William Bell

Joseph Beattie as
Henry Crawford
Now for the winner of my poll of the portrait of a dandy. (See post below.) It is Henry Crawford of Mansfield Park by a nose over Robert Ferrars and Frank Churchill, and in my opinion, that is just about right. After all, Henry Crawford destroyed the reputation of Maria Bertram when he ran off with a married woman. Please note that no one thought our heroes, Darcy, Wentworth, Knightley,  Henry Tilney, or Edward Ferrars (who only got one vote), looked like this pretty boy (see below). I imagine that Sir Walter Elliot, as a young man, could also have fit the bill. Thanks for voting.

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