What’s wrong with this portrait?
Meet Chester Hawthorn 6th Earl of Drayton.
Inspiration can come from strange places. Sometimes it comes from an old photo or painting. I came across a vintage portrait and thought about how much it reminded me of Captain Chester Hawthorn, 6th Earl of Drayton, Brandon’s father whom I mention in Painter of Dreams. So I did a little graphic manipulation and composed a biography for him. Here it is along with the family coat of arms. Now, he’s even more alive to me. and I know so much more about him.
And isn’t he handsome? .Of course. He would have to be as he’s the hunky Brandon and Aaron’s father.
If you’re a history buff, you may recognize this man. Yes, he was a real-life historical figure before I cut off his head and tucked him into a dashing naval uniform. We’ll see if any readers know his real identity. Also, there’s something else wrong with this image. Can you guess what it is?
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