Funny, He Doesn’t Look Like Francis Bacon!

A painting has come to light that may very well be the only real painting made of Shakespeare while he was alive. The story can be found here


From the Science Daily piece:

Up to now only two images have been accepted as authentic representations of what Shakespeare may have looked like. One is the engraving by Martin Droeshout published in the First Folio of 1623. The other is the portrait bust in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon; the monument is mentioned in the Folio and therefore must have been in place by 1623. Both are posthumous – Shakespeare died in 1616. The engraver, who was only in his teens when Shakespeare died, must have had a picture, until now unidentified, to work from. Professor Wells believes it to be the one he has revealed today and that it was done from life, in about 1610, when he was 46 years old.

You can find the picture at the link above…

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4 Responses

  1. He doesn’t look like Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, either.
    Maybe that’s because neither one of them was William Shakespeare.

  2. Not at all related, but have you seen this?

  3. Sheakespeare wrote the works to which one attributes to him.

  4. …and Alan Smithee really did direct all those movies attributed to him.

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