Quote from As You Like It, Act 1, Scene 1: "He is complete in feature and in mind with all good grace to grace a gentleman..."

Perhaps this passage sums up this Shakespeare.

Artist Ozias Humphry has drawn a softer Shakespeare out of the darker Chandos Portrait that inspired him.

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Ozias Humphry portrait of Shakespeare
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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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