Looking for Shakespeare’s Portrait by Peter Ross
Just two ‘representations’ of William Shakespeare have been identified as true portraits of him – both probably posthumous. Dozens have been offered to public collections and for sale as ‘authentic’. Fakes? Wishful thinking? What did he look like and why the yearning to possess a ‘true’ likeness?
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