Willmouse Shakespeare art by Alan F. Beck
Portrait of William Shakespeare
attributed to John Taylor C. 1610

This is the only portrait of him that has any claim to have been painted from life. It may be by a painter called John Taylor who was an important member of the Painter-Stainers' Company. The portrait is known as the 'Chandos portrait' after a previous owner. It was the first portrait to be acquired by the Gallery in 1856.

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist.

"Wiilmouse Shakespeare" - Original Painting Sold
Water Color, 4" x 6"
Based on the portrait of William Shakespeare attributed to John Taylor c. 1610
National Portrait Gallery

"Wiilmouse Shakespeare" signed, limited edition print (100)
Printed using archival ink and paper.
4" x 6" print in 5" x 7" mat. $20.00
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