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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

4 Comments
  1. March 10, 2009 -

    So Shakespeare was a looker, I'm going to have to find that painting. Nice one Larry.

  2. March 10, 2009 -

    Larry, well done! Good old Willy the Shake, looking dapper here. I read about that. Fascinating. (Supposedly, according to my mom, I was named after his daughter, Suzanna.)

  3. Pat D
    March 10, 2009 -

    Larry, I love it...a true man of mystery. It seems to be Shakespeare...."Seems, Madam! nay it is; I know not 'seems.'

  4. March 10, 2009 -

    "How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world." Thanks for your comments. I knew my resident Shakespeare expert wouldn't let me down.