Breakthrough – The Chance Discovery of a Photograph of the Lost Portrait of Sir Richard Lane!

I have searched for the Lost Portrait of Sir Richard Lane(or any image of it) for three years – with no luck. That just changed!

Can you imagine spending three years searching for someone you’ve never seen an image of?  We humans are a visual tribe.  The mind will fill a visual void with a “placeholder” concept of who we picture that person to be. And it’s interesting to note your own reaction at the moment of first sighting. Did you change your opinion of them based just on what they look like? Did you expect the person to be handsome or homely?  Tall or short? Imposing or bookish?  Proud or humble? Would Richard Lane be portly, like his predecessor, Lord Keeper Littleton? Or perhaps gaunt? Would his hair be fair, thin and curly,  or perhaps thick, straight and black? No matter how you imagine someone, it seems a human truth that we never seem to feel a tangible sense of them until we have the chance to “look them in the eye”…

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