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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Although credited with the greatest literary works in history, little is known about the man, William Shakespeare. Nearly 400 years after his death, scholars still debate the authorship of his work, so it was not without controversy that yesterday in London, a painting held in private hands for centuries should now emerge as the one and only likeness of William Shakespeare to have been painted in his lifetime. A more handsome Shakespeare, with a long delicate nose and far more hair than the Martin Droeshout iconic black and white woodcut engraving that we have come to recognize as Shakespeare. From the NYT ...

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