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In 1856 the newly founded National Portrait Gallery in London was presented with a compelling painting of Shakespeare known as the “Chandos” portrait. Yet, 150 years later, few scholars agree that a true contemporary portrait of the most famous playwright in the history of English literature actually exists. Using the questionable authenticity of this portrait as its ...more
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published April 28th 2006 by Yale University Press
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David Macpherson
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This was a very informative catalog to a art show I saw at Yale a few years back. It is a look at the difficulty in determining the likeness of Shakespeare. What I loved about the show and the book is how they grounded everything in what they have, all the material evidence of Shakespeare's existence. So we have his will and his plays and paintings of contemporaries and clothes of the time.
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