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This Day in History: The Face of Beatrice Cenci


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So we look at a wonderful painting conveying much emotion, then we're told it's "It is now thought to be ... not of Cenci at all."

At least we know the picture below absolutely is Lizzie Borden, alleged father murderer like Cenci.  She's got a look like the one Danny DeVito described: "When you looked into Andy Kaufman's eyes, you got the feeling someone else was doing the driving."

I wonder if Cenci had any children's songs written about her?

"Lizzie Borden took an ax, Gave her mother 40 whacks.

When he saw what she had done, She gave her father 41."

Lizzie was found not guilty in 1892, but strong doubts remain to this day.

Why 19th-Century Axe Murderer Lizzie Borden Was Found Not Guilty | History|  Smithsonian Magazine

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7 hours ago, MickinMD said:

So we look at a wonderful painting conveying much emotion, then we're told it's "It is now thought to be ... not of Cenci at all."

At least we know the picture below absolutely is Lizzie Borden, alleged father murderer like Cenci.  She's got a look like the one Danny DeVito described: "When you looked into Andy Kaufman's eyes, you got the feeling someone else was doing the driving."

I wonder if Cenci had any children's songs written about her?

"Lizzie Borden took an ax, Gave her mother 40 whacks.

When he saw what she had done, She gave her father 41."

Lizzie was found not guilty in 1892, but strong doubts remain to this day.

Why 19th-Century Axe Murderer Lizzie Borden Was Found Not Guilty | History|  Smithsonian Magazine

 

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