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Shakespeare painting is 'only surviving portrait from his lifetime'
dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 9, 2009 | Matt Sandy

Posted on 03/08/2009 7:04:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A 400 year old painting thought to be the only surviving portrait of William Shakespeare from his lifetime is to be unveiled.

The picture, painted in 1610, six years before the playwright's death, has been owned by the Cobbe family since the early 18th century.

But for three centuries they were unsure if the subject was Britain’s greatest writer. At one point it was thought to be Sir Walter Raleigh.


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TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: aleccobbe; cobbeportrait; cobbesalad; godsgravesglyphs; principumamicitias; shakespeare; stanleywells; unitedkingdom; williamshakespeare
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1 posted on 03/08/2009 7:04:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It does resemble Raleigh.


2 posted on 03/08/2009 7:06:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hold the starch in the collar


3 posted on 03/08/2009 7:07:19 PM PDT by Krankor (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me.)
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To: cripplecreek; Eaker

Looks like Eaker.....he likes to wear doilies too !


4 posted on 03/08/2009 7:09:31 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It does resemble Hillary's outfit.


5 posted on 03/08/2009 7:09:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Squantos; cripplecreek
Looks like Eaker.....he likes to wear doilies too !

*Blush* You noticed!

6 posted on 03/08/2009 7:11:21 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The doily look never goes out of style.


7 posted on 03/08/2009 7:11:42 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Krankor

For the apparel oft proclaims the man


8 posted on 03/08/2009 7:11:47 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Eaker

Sexy !


9 posted on 03/08/2009 7:12:11 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is it just me, or is the subject of that portrait cockeyed?


10 posted on 03/08/2009 7:13:16 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Free California from public employee union rule!)
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To: Squantos

You two get a room!


11 posted on 03/08/2009 7:13:43 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: OCC
Why is Hillery wearing a maternity blouse?
12 posted on 03/08/2009 7:13:51 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Faith Manages.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I don't know why, but it made me think of this.


13 posted on 03/08/2009 7:15:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How come no one back then had eyelashes?


14 posted on 03/08/2009 7:15:33 PM PDT by brytlea (Proud descendent of Andrew Kent, Alamo Defender)
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To: Revolting cat!

I bet Shakespeare didn’t have 58 inch wide hips, though.


15 posted on 03/08/2009 7:16:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (THa)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Beautiful painting.


16 posted on 03/08/2009 7:16:28 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Revolting cat!

That’s just so wrong.


17 posted on 03/08/2009 7:16:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Did they plump lips in those days, too?

Leni

18 posted on 03/08/2009 7:16:45 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Revolting cat!

Oh for the love of all that is holy......


19 posted on 03/08/2009 7:17:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: brytlea
How come no one back then had eyelashes?

The technique of painting eyelashes was not perfected until the early 1980's.


20 posted on 03/08/2009 7:22:07 PM PDT by OCC
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