Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The only portrait of Shakespeare painted during his lifetime was unveiled on Monday! This portrait is believed to have been painted directly of the subject, a "live portait," therefore giving us the truest picture of what he actually looked like. The portrait had been in a private collection of a family who didn't realize what they had after all these centuries. Even the portrait at the Folger is a copy of this portrait- the original. An amazing discovery!