This was long thought to be the only portrait of William Shakespeare that had any claim to have been painted from life, until another possible life portrait, the Cobbe portrait, was revealed in 2009. The portrait is known as the 'Chandos portrait' [ <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobbe_portrait">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobbe_portrait</a> ] after a previous owner, James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. It was the first portrait to be acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1856. The portrait is oil on canvas, feigned oval, 21 3/4 in. x 17 1/4 in. (552 mm x 438 mm), Given by Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, 1856, on display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, England, United Kingdom. Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymbeline">Cymbeline</a>
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