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   Carruthers  Thursday Sep 25 11:18 AM

September 25th 2014: Descendants

In 2004 Drew Gardner embarked on a remarkable personal project ~ 'The Descendants.

He recreates paintings or photographs of the famous historical figures using their direct descendant
Starting with the direct descendants of William Wordsworth (poet), Charles Dickens( Author) and Napoleon,
"The first series of portraits were going to be a one off, but it has blossomed into a project which has a life of its own."

Oliver Cromwell

Emmeline Pankhurst

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DanaC  Thursday Sep 25 12:05 PM

That is truly awesome. What an original idea

Carruthers  Thursday Sep 25 02:14 PM

Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
That is truly awesome. What an original idea
I was prompted to post here having read an article in The Times Magazine about this project.

I think that most people have at least a passing interest in their ancestry but it must be fascinating to be involved in an endeavour like this.

Gardner admits that there was some artistic licence involved but the likeness of the Cromwell and Pankhurst descendants to their forebears is striking.

As an aside, I wonder whether Oliver Cromwell and Emmeline Pankhurst would have had much to say to one another.

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