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Portraits of Shakespeare 8 years 2 months ago #2218

  • William Shakespeare
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Does anyone know if there are any portraits of Shakespeare that have a high level of validity besides the Droeshout engraving and the Chandos portrait?

There's a bunch online here:
http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/perso ... ID=mp04051

The image used on this site is the Benjamin Holl version (stipple engraving, published 1840) which has been "artistically altered."
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Portraits of Shakespeare 7 years 8 months ago #2378

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The Marshall portrait is a valid one, just as much as Droeshout, that is
if you can believe any of them.

I am of the opinion that the maker of the so-called 'Droeshout' portrait
was poet/writing master and engraver, John Davies of Hereford.

The reason for saying so depends on whether one knows of his portrain in the National
Portrait Gallery, and puts two and two together, so to speak.

see National Portrait Gallery (NPG D13267) or use

http://www.npg.org

(I believe Davies also wrote A Lover's Complaint)

Anyone care to debate authorship?

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Portraits of Shakespeare 7 years 8 months ago #2384

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ooooooops

sorry everyone, wrong URL just google National portrait gallery and use their reference number or this
URL:

http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/searc ... 0&role=sit

i have just tried it and it works ok.

regards
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Portraits of Shakespeare 7 years 6 months ago #2473

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Now there's a new portrait...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobbe_portrait
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