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Original circa 1865 12 1/4 inch x 9 inch Engraving titled SHAKSPERE

William Shakespeare, bust portrait, facing left.

The “Chandos” portrait is the most famous of the portraits that may depict William Shakespeare (1564–1616). Painted between 1600 and 1610. It is named after the Dukes of Chandos, who formerly owned the painting. The portrait was given to the National Portrait Gallery, London on its foundation in 1856, and it is listed as the first work in its collection.>SHAKSPERE

Engraved by Richard Austin Artlett (1807-1873). British engraver and painter.

Published by Virtue & Co.

The engraving is in very good condition with a water stain in the left border and general age-related defects from handling.

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