A bust of Shakespeare.

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Shakespeare's funeral bust

A glimpse of the 'real man?'

In 1623 a bust like this one was placed in the Chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford, seven years after Shakespeare died.

Shakespeare's own family probably financed it.

But is this how you imagine Shakespeare to look?

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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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