Can I just say, I don't think that Snape's portrait would have been moved to behind the desk, I think that that would still be Dumbledore's portrait's place. I got the impression that Albus's was the first portrait to be placed behind the headmaster's desk, because he was supposedly the best headmaster that Hogwarts had ever had. I don't think this was an interchangeable position. Margiechocoholic Owl me! 00:54, June 26, 2010 (UTC)
One of Snape's memories was of Dumbledore's portrait telling him to confund Mundungus, and suggest the seven potters plan. When could this have happened though. It would have to have been before the Battle over Little Whinging, which was before Voldemort took over the ministry. It is very unlikely that Snape would have been in the headmaster's office before Voldemort was in control.188.8.131.52 21:44, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
- Snape did not have to be headmaster to go into the office. --JKoch(Owl Me!) 21:58, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
- Maybe he normally wouldn't have to be, but before Voldemort took over, Snape was a wanted criminal for the murder of Dumbledore. Before Voldemort took over, McGonnagol and the other teachers wouldn't let Snape just wander into the school, and go to the headmaster's office.Icecreamdif 00:37, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
- Its possible, but there would probably still be some security, and it would still be difficult to break into. Maybe Dumbledore had another portrait somewhere else.Icecreamdif 03:00, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
- Could it be possible that Snape was talking to a different portrait of Dumbledore in this case? One not in Hogwarts castle? Margiechocoholic Owl me! 21:57, August 27, 2010 (UTC)
2nd disk DVD Edit
The portrait of Albus Dumbledore (Richard Harris) is not only to be seen in the extra tour in Disc 2 of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. When you look the film - after the killing of the Basilisk - when Dumbledore and Harry talk in Dumbledores bureau - before Dumbledore sat down in his chair - you can briefly, very briefly - see in the background this portrait. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Harry granger (talk • contribs).
Bumping. Harry granger 12:44, May 8, 2011 (UTC)
The books seem to indict that the predessor of the current headmaster's portrait is on the wall deirectly behind the the desk of the current headmaster because it mentions the portrait of Armando Dippet being behind Dumbledore's desk.