“Shakespeare’s Nemesis”

Lady Elizabeth Russell (Dowager Countess of Bedford) A semiotic analysis of Elizabeth’s striking appearance in this portrait suggests, at least from the voluminous white-laced hood that she has the ears of a dormouse, her complexion has all the qualities of the Dog Rose (Rosa canina), and a plain yet feisty expression. It’s true that sheContinue reading ““Shakespeare’s Nemesis””