Found a Painting of Shakespeare painted in his lifetime

@Aurone (4758)
United States
March 11, 2009 6:42pm CST
Since Shakespeare wasn't a man with a title or money, there wouldn't have been many if any paintings of him made during his lifetime. The painting and engravings that have been said to be his likeness were made after his death. But they have found a portrait of Shakespeare from his lifetime commissioned by Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton who was Shakespeare's main patron. This potrait has been in the Cobb family for years and no one knew that it was important?! Can't you believe that. Do you think this is a valuable find? Or does it really mean that much. I think it is cool because I love to read Shakespeare and it is nice to know what he really looked like.
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@Canellita (12061)
• United States
12 Mar 09
What I think is that there will be much discussion as to whether or not the likeness is actually that of William Shakespearre. There is already discussion about whether there ever really was such a person or if it was a pen name.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Do you think it was a really person or a pen name? I'd like to think he was a real person and not a pen name, but you never know. It seemed from the article I read that the scholarly world is ready to accept the portrait as legit.