11 March 2009
In case you missed the news, there is a newly rediscovered painting that may very well be William Shakespeare, painted from life about 1610.
Here is the full news video and well worth watching
We know that while he may have started life as a disgraced glover's son, he rose to act, write, and become a partner in a successful theater. By the time of his death he was both respected and well to do. This portrait reflects that status and the story of its discovery is fascinating.