Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Portrait of the Bard?

This photo, from the Washington Post, shows a controversial portrait of William Shakespeare, which some think is the only portrait of him done during his lifetime.  I like the wry smile and the knowing, engaged look in his eyes.  That should be him!  

But some think the whole thing is bogus.  WS would have appreciated the controvery, I suspect.  

2 comments:

deana said...

If you look at a portrait of Sir Thomas Overbury like the one on BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/entertainment_searching_for_shakespeare/html/4.stm , it is easy to see why there is such a dispute. It doesn't look like a controversy that will be resolved. But it is fun to ponder.

JN said...

Cool images there. Maybe I'll paint one, too.