Portrait of William Shakespeare.

Drawn on paper by Ozias Humphry in 1783.

This is a crayon copy of the Chandos Portrait, which was originally commissioned by the scholar Edmund Malone.

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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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