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We find, perhaps, a true portrait of Shakespeare

July 10 2006

Original portrait of Shakespeare is found in one of the private collections of Great Britain. Before that was known to only a copy of the XVIII century, which depicted a famous playwright.

But this copy is considered only an assumption that looked like William Shakespeare.

The picture is now found, indicates the reliability of well known images.

Foldzherovskoy Shakespeare Library in Washington belongs to the portrait, which is written in XVIII century (ie, at least 100 years after his death).

This picture is not so long ago was brought to London and presented at the exhibition of images of Shakespeare. It is here that the work I saw the owner of the private collection of art objects XVII century Alec Kobbe.

It turns out that in his home collection is very similar to the portrait, however, many believed that this image of Sir Walter Raleigh (a contemporary of Shakespeare, explorer, poet and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I).

Critics have found that the alleged portrait of Raleigh from the collection of Alex Cobb, dates back to 1610 year, and really is the original from which copies are made, (one of which is in Foldzherovskoy library).

Meanwhile, in the fact that the picture we see is the famous British playwright, makes us believe that meeting Kobbe back to the family of graphs of Southampton, one of whom was a patron of William Shakespeare.

The house Alec Kobbe stored not only genuine but also a portrait of the writer's lifetime, shows indication of age posing and date the painting (46 years old, in 1610: it coincides with the data of the famous British), and it also speaks in favor of the fact that the house Alec Kobbe is stored not only the original.

So far, Shakespeare, no image of the playwright did not dare to recognize significant. Tells Radio "Culture"

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