The Droeshout Engraving

 

An engraving of Shakespeare
by
Martin Droeshout the Elder.

1623

Produced for the title page
of his First Folio of plays.

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Why change his image?
To celebrate him?
To promote him?
To play at politics?

To reinvent him?

the early likenesses
his first published portrait One from the family gallery
his funeral bust
A stately statue

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