Which images â¦ such an extraordinary relic created widespread interest, not only throughout England and Europe, but in America, where also there were those who were ready to believe the sixth year, and when approaching, if not already arrived at, the summit of his physical and intellectual strength and glory. The Shakespeare game, or, The mystery of the great phoenix User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. 108-09, n.). Shakespeare Online. The cradling consists of five vertical battens of irregular widths and spacing and five horizontal battens. A Too little regard has been paid to this aspect of the life and work of Shakespeare; and one has only to consider for a moment, in connection with the absurd heresy as to the authorship of the plays, to find how futile is the endeavour to assign that authorship to a man built physically and temperamentally on such lines as was Bacon. One runs from top to bottom on the right-hand side, passing the sitter's ear and curving gently at the bottom where it borders the sitter's left wing. speaks eloquently of the painter's lofty conception of the connection. It is inscribed with the sitter's age, 46 â¦ Main (202) 544-4600 Box Office (202) 544-7077. who went to see it, three thousand declared their belief in its originality.' An excellent likeness of the poet, which strikingly recalls the 'Chandos' portrait, is one that was alleged to have been painted by Soest, or Zoust. The picture was left by the former in his will to Sir William D'Avenant. Sir James Bland Burges, Bart., who, in a letter to a friend A number of other copies or adaptations of the Chandos and Droeshout images were made in the later 17th century and early 18th century, such as William Faithorne's frontispiece of the 1655 edition of The Rape of Lucrece, and Louis Francois Roubiliac's copy of the Chandos, made as preparation for his sculpture of Shakespeare. that classic shrine have been familiar, ever delighted to gaze upon the marble image with profound admiration. What did Shakespeare drink? < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/portraitsfull.html >. Everything about the Chandos, its history as well as the image itself, suggests that it is, in fact, a genuine portrait â¦ He bought it in 1770. Also dismissed is the so-called Janssen portrait, which belongs to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington. in the forefront of the famous First Folio (1623). The Earl of Southampton: Shakespeare's Patron erection in the chancel of the church, the bust was probably approved by Shakespeare's relations as a good likeness, and deemed worthy of its conspicuous position and of the man was named Ludwig Becker, who, writing in 1850, gave so Their claims, however, will cause controversy, especially since some experts doubt the Janssen portrait is Shakespeare. When its claims were put forward for the first time in 1815, Mr. Dunford, the owner, assured the public that he saw in the portrait a likeness to the "Droeshout" print.' Nearly fifty years after, Mr. Malone, well known in his day as an enthusiastic admirer and commentator of Shakespeare, bethought him that the bust required further local artist, who either painted it to satisfy his own or From Shakespeare the Player. Shakespeare's Pathos - General Introduction The Chandos Shakespeareâs hair and beard suffer from a certain amount of deferred maintenance. As is well known to all who have seen the bust, its prominent characteristic is the calm serenity and gentleness of the expression of the features, an expression picture was taken back to Stratford, where it has ever since In the old visitors' album at the Church of Holy Trinity the following lines were inscribed found a place of honour and safety. Indeed, the portrait that began Cobbeâs inquiry, the Folger Shakespeare Libraryâs Janssen portrait, is not a confirmed likeness of Shakespeare. After a prolonged It will, however, speak for itself as to this. Provenance: Acquired by Charles Jennens of Gopsel, Leicestershire, by 1770; by descent on Jennens's death in 1773 to Penn Assheton Curzon, who had married Jennens's niece; by descent to Lord Howe, Curzon's successor? whom, or by Richard Burbage, it was painted. Exhibited: Mead Art Building, Amherst College, "Shakespeare, Hamlet, and Macbeth" (no catalogue), 1951; 'As imagination bodies forth...' [paintings] Oct. 28, 1994-Feb. 15, 1994. The 'Auriol' miniature is certainly more pretentious than the 'Hilliard,' though greatly inferior as a work of art or even as a likeness of the poet. Versions: Spielmann lists the chief "copies" as the "Buckston" or "Duke of Kingston," which he believes to be early 18th century; the "Croker"; the "Staunton" (see no. Since its erection in the chancel — some time between 1616 and 1623 — the bust has experienced not a few vicissitudes. executed. Condition reviewed 19320000 painting was damaged when it was shipped from England, a small nail in the frame scrapping the bottom edge of the paint surface in an area of about 3/4 inch, Condition reviewed the panel consists of a single oak plank, apparently cut radially from the tree. Duncan-Jones selects three Shakespeare portraitsâan engraving, a painting, and a bustâthat she argues were almost certainly created by people who had seen Shakespeare and knew what he looked like. Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773, former owner. The Janssen portrait, to which the Cobbe bears some resemblance, is in the Folger Shakespeare Libraryâs collection. The painting appeared on an edition of King Lear, which was also published by Jennens that year. At the time of its exhibition a newspaper warfare was waged over the question with results that, on the whole, were unfavourable to the pretensions of the portrait. Nevertheless, its discovery was hailed with enthusiasm, and what purported to be an undoubted clue to a mystery more than two centuries It is believed that when Shakespeare died, on the 23rd April 1616 (o.s. Inscribed in upper left-hand corner: "Æte 46 / 1610." Shakespeare's Portrayal of Childhood Today, the "Janssen Portrait" is no longer thought to represent Shakespeare and has been retitled "Portrait of an Unknown Gentleman, possibly Thomas Overbury" (also see 17.3.756-2422). of this portrait — when, and by whom, and for whom painted memento or token of that friendship and regard which were entertained for the poet by the Earl of Southampton almost from the outset of Shakespeare's career. This elegant, gentlemanly image was owned by Charles Jennens in the late 1760s and engraved by Richard Earlom for a 1770 edition of King Lear (17.3.756-1714). Derbyâs death was sudden. It bears to have been painted when Shakespeare was in his thirty-third year, and it is recorded have been painted by one or other of two men whose calling was that of the player. with the Stratford bust itself. 1. 161); the "Duke of Anhalt," which is stated as having been executed in England in 1763-64; the "Earl of Darnley"; and the "Marsden.". As its name would seem to imply, the 'Jansen' portrait was the production of a foreigner. These lines declare as follows: According to the catalogue of the National Portrait Gallery, where the relic is now safeguarded, 'The 'Chandos' portrait was the property of John Taylor, the player, by The forehead is so, then it is surely one of the best examples of the kind ever original character and greatly injuring the expression of the face.' 2. that some were so affected by the sight that they burst time, attracted great attention. Other titles it has borne are the Jennens Portrait of Shakespeare, the Ut Magus Portrait, the Hamilton, the Rupert, the Somerset, the Balstrode, and the Ramsden. The 'Jansen' Portrait Some authorities believe it to have been the work of a Some even incline to the view that it was in a bureau which belonged to his mother, who had inherited it from her father, William Somerville the poet, and thus traced its history back to the days when the poet lived in Worst Diseases in Shakespeare's London 1 painting on panel, irregular : oil ; 55.9 x 43.4 cm. when its condition after such a lapse of time can be readily imagined. Shakespeare's Attention to Details The first known owner of the Janssen portrait was a certain Charles Jennens who lived in Leicestershire. renewing, and took it upon himself to 'cover it over with one or more coats of white paint, thus,' in the opinion of those who witnessed the sacrilegious act, 'at once destroying its However, "e" is an abbreviation for "is," and the word represented is "Ætatis." A study conducted by the Folgers Library in the mid 1940s, I believe, proved this beyond a doubt. There are others, also, of the Shakespearean likenesses yet to be considered that owe their origin very largely to the skill of devout admirers of the poet who were not in any way of his national kith or kin. ; purchased by Samuel Woodburn, a picture dealer, for the ninth duke of Hamilton, ca. Janssen portrait of Shakespeare [graphic]. "The Janssen portrait was believed to be of Shakespeare until the 1940s," he said yesterday. Ferdinando Stanley, Lord Strange, 5th Earl of Derby: It was suspected that he â¦ ample: somewhat less lofty than in the bust, much less so Painted in â¦ The second crack is down the middle of the panel passing to the left of the figure's left eye. ...Shakespeare was not only a phenomenon in point of intellectual genius, but he must also have been superbly gifted in the matter of physique. If the likeness known as the 'Dunford' portrait has the slightest resemblance in any particular to Shakespeare, the individual must be exceptionally gifted who can trace it. How to cite this article: Let us, then, consider the portraits with a view to arriving at some reasonable conclusion with regard to the main features of the physiognomy of Shakespeare. perhaps, the prominent physical trait. Queen Elizabeth: Shakespeare's Patron one time belonged to the Southampton family, but there is no evidence of this. great majority of the poet's admirers more than any other portrait. careful and loving attention; the old colours were fetched forth anew, and the monumental setting was improved and made worthy of the poet. made to order, to do duty as a common tavern-sign! Ramsden, Guendolen, Lady, 1846-1910, former owner. In the year 1849 there was discovered at Mayence what bore to be a genuine though gruesome relic of Shakespeare, and claimed to be set almost side by side in value and interest believe in it as a true likeness of Shakespeare. by Turner in mezzotinto, so sincerely did many persons another's ideal. In Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps. If that inference be correct, it again further shows that the 'Droeshout' print had received the approval of the poet's relatives, and also that Heminge and Condell obtained their sanction before affixing it side by side with Ben Jonson's dedicatory lines Apart from the question of authenticity, it is safe to say that the likeness of Shakespeare known under the name of the 'Felton Head' is one that will probably fascinate the Preface to The First Folio There is also a portrait of Shakespeareâs patron, the Earl of Southampton, at Hatchlands Park in Surrey, where the Cobbe portrait is on display. One suspects the artist approached this Shakespeareâs plain collar by speculating about â¦ Allowing for some exaggeration in the height of the forehead, a defect which has led some experts to infer that the 'Felton' portrait was in existence even before the 'Droeshout' print, and that, indeed, it served as the model for the engraver, it is assuredly a splendid portrait of Shakespeare, and Page for Scribner's Magazine of May 1876. I should have liked to include the 'Stratford likeness, the 'Jansen' 201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 . Somerset, 11th duke of, wife of, former owner. that 'to the bottom of the frame of the miniature was appended a pearl, intended to infer that the original was a pearl of men.' Johnson has been credited with having done his part of the work well, since, before its This relic was declared to be nothing less than the mask of the face and features of the poet taken after his death in April 1616 (o.s.). Moreover, it was twice engraved Page declared his firm belief in its genuineness, and thereupon made from it a very interesting set of models of the features of Shakespeare, which, at the In the 'Jansen' portrait, so called from the name of the painter, Cornelius Jansen, it is quite possible that we have a picture of Shakespeare that shows him as he appeared about his forty- brought to London for exhibition, where it secured many work were, it is interesting to note, defrayed out of the For this unfortunate display of hero-worship Malone was severely censured, and there is at least one record extant Somerset, Edward Adolphus Seymour, Duke of, 1804-1885, former owner. The Janssen, its original and all its other copies have been proven to be of Sir Thomas Overbury. 20 Aug. 2009. The necessary expenses of this The 'Hilliard' and 'Auriol' Miniatures, The former is by far the more interesting and meritorious. Some believe that Shakespeare's friend and fellow actor Richard Burbage painted it and gave it to Joseph Taylor, an actor with the King's Men. Shakespeare's Portrayals of Sleep mask, the only key to its solution. The Janssen Portrait... 357x465 0 0. ______ The 'Droeshout' engraving bears, in the second place, the special imprimatur of Shakespeare's associate, Ben Jonson; and not only his, but it also has the endorsement of the poet's intimate friends and 'fellows,' Heminge and Condell, who were remembered in his last will and testament. Entertainment in Elizabethan England The inscription is executed in oil paint over the dark brown overpaint covering the background. These cracks were visible early on, as they are commented on by both Boaden in 1824 (p. 194) and Wivell in 1827 (pp. old was taken up at once and followed with rare persistence It was claimed for it that it at It has, she said, the strongest claim of any of the known contenders to be a true portrait of Shakespeare, six of which go on show today at the gallery's Searching for Shakespeare exhibition. And in this twofold consideration, where can we find his equal in the records of human history? robust, almost bucolic, massiveness and compactness is, ADVERTISEMENT. It is a remarkable circumstance that not a few of the likenesses of Shakespeare should have been executed by others than his own countrymen. ), exactly fifty-two years of age, a cast of his features was taken— by whom is not known, though the Also dismissed is the so-called Janssen portrait, which belongs to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington. This record contains unverified data from a re-keying contract and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. In the latter year, however, at the instance of an ancestor of the famous actress, Mrs. Siddons, it received (The two small letters "te" have been misread as "fe," which would mean the painter AE made this work. It is also possible that the likeness was painted as a However, let us first consider the Cobbe portrait. (Figure 8 â Cobbe portrait) This was identified as recently as 2009 as being of Shakespeare. After having been exhibited in London, the Every few years a ânewâ portrait of Shakespeare is discovered. When the portrait was exhibited shortly after its discovery in the year mentioned, it is recorded that 'of not more than six thousand Shakespeare himself left no description of his appearance nor can any evidence be found that he commissioned a portrait. But for a somewhat severe and sad, if not dissatisfied, look According to his own report, Alec Cobbe visited the London National Portrait Gallery exhibition "Searching for Shakespeare" in 2006, where he saw the Janssen portrait -- â¦ It is displayed at Hatchlands Park in Surrey, a National Trust property, and the portrait is so-called because of its ownership by Charles Cobbe, Church of Ireland (Anglican) Archbishop of Dublin (1686â1765). Test results on both the Janssen Portrait (oil on oak panel, Cornelius Janssen, circa 1610-1618) and the Ashbourne Portrait (oil on canvas, Cornelius Ketel, 1611) have shown them to likely not be of William Shakespeare. As all the world knows, this is erected in the chancel of the Church of Holy Trinity in his native town of Stratford-on-Avon. entertaining an account of it as to induce Mr. After his death it was bought by Betterton, the actor, upon whose decease Mr. Keck, of the Temple, purchased it for forty guineas, from whom it was inherited by Mr. Nicholls, of Michenden House, Southgate, Middlesex, whose only daughter married James, Marquis of Carnarvon, afterwards Duke of Chandos, father of Eliza, Duchess of Buckingham.' The relic itself was The dearth of early portrayals encouraged a determined search for more during the Shakespeare Revival, with the âJanssen Portraitâ greeted as a promising discovery. Throughout this study Iâve seen the most outrageous claims made for portraits that contradict the evidence of my own eyes. Pressly, W.L. Physical Description (Hamnet): 1 painting on panel, irregular : oil ; 55.9 x 43.4 cm. As that artist was not born Engravings: See Pressly Catalogue, p. 293. Shakespeare Hits the Big Time, King James I of England: Shakespeare's Patron, The Earl of Southampton: Shakespeare's Patron, Shakespeare's Pathos - General Introduction, Alchemy and Astrology in Shakespeare's Day, Shakespeare's Contemporaries: Top Five Greatest, Shakespeare's Reputation in Elizabethan England, Life in Stratford (structures and guilds), Life in Stratford (trades, laws, furniture, hygiene). The Cobbe portrait. in the last century, the 'Hilliard' miniature belonged to Similarly, the Cobbe portrait is really the Janssen portrait and is not a portrait of Shakespeare at all but rather a portrait of Thomas Overbury. More Resources We collected 32+ William Shakespeare paintings in our online museum of paintings - PaintingValley.com. last act of that famous tragedy. ever known as to what befell the mask after Gerard Johnson had manipulated it in the preparation of the bust — assuming it had been in his hands for that purpose — the finding of The Chandos Portrait of Shakespeare On 16 April 1594 -- Ferdinando Stanley, Lord Strange, 5th Earl of Derby died. in any way till 1748 — a century and a quarter afterwards — "Yes, it had been altered to make it look more like Shakespeareâ¦ — is unknown. the reverse side of the picture, indicate the likeness to have been, as some authorities believe, the handiwork of Richard Burbage, the player, who is thus for the second time Spielmann described it in 1909 as "on panel, very roughly hewn at the back and held together by three strengthening uprights-not a recent addition-and strips of canvas glued against the two cracks" (p. 232), Conserved 19090000 Spielmann noted the repair of a damage about 2 inches long over the sitter's left eye, Conserved 19880000 original hairline restored. The Chandos Portrait (1600-1610) The Chandos Portrait is one of six in the National Portrait Gallery show that have been identified or misidentified as representing William Shakespeare. At some point prior to 1770 the hairline was raised. into tears! In the third place, there is the suggestive fact that between the Stratford bust and the 'Droeshout' engraving there are certain striking correspondences, not so observable If The tiny, colorful paintings start at upper left with a print by William Marshall from the 1640 Poems of Shakespeare, followed at upper right by the Janssen portrait, formerly attributed to Cornelius Janssen; the Martin Droeshout engraving from the 1623 First Folio takes pride of place at the center, with the 18th-century artist Ozias Humphryâs version of the Chandos portrait, once owned by the Dukes of â¦ dramatist, viz., 'the Bust' and the 'Droeshout' likeness prefixed to the First Folio edition of his works. Cargill, Alexander. Note The Janssen Portrait (so-called because it was once attributed to the artist Cornelius Janssen) usually dwelt in the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC (and is, therefore, often referred to as the Folger Portrait). Give the style and costume, the date 1610 may well be correct). Its history is curious, if for nothing more than the fact that the name, 'Gul Shakespear,' and the date, '1597,' together with the initials, R. B.,' traced on Alchemy and Astrology in Shakespeare's Day The Bust of Shakespeare 1809; at the duke's death in 1819 passed to his daughter, the wife of the eleventh duke of Somerset; by descent to the twelfth duke of Somerset in 1855; by descent to his daughter, Lady Guendolen Ramsden of Bulstrode, Gerrard's Cross, in 1885; by descent to Sir John Ramsden; his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, Auctioneers, 8 King St., St. James's Square, London, 27-30 May 1932, lot 65. however, it lost credit, and is now only remembered as an instance of that strange trait in the character of the British public, namely, its easy gullibility in matters appertaining to Shakespeare. Like JPG. Even an authority like Sir Thomas Lawrence voted in its favour. Zoust's Portrait An excellent account of the history of the mask was also written by Mr. The ground is a thin cream-colored gesso. The Sanders Portrait... 1538x1800 0 0. Hence the name of the portrait, and such, in substance, is all that is known with certainty regarding its history. Media in category "Portrait paintings of William Shakespeare" The following 41 files are in this category, out of 41 total. Publishing in Elizabethan England that expresses in a measure the feeling of annoyance his action created at the time. In this likeness Shakespeare appears as if in the very it represented. greatest poet. poet's features. repose fills the full, winsome eyes, and at the same time Going to a Play in Elizabethan London The resurrection of the veritable death-mask of the immortal author of Hamlet not unnaturally suggests, as it no doubt suggested at the time, a famous scene in the till 1635, when Shakespeare had been dead for nineteen years, his portrait must have been from a copy — probably that in the possession of Sir William D'Avenant, afterwards known as the 'Chandos' portrait. Ben Jonson and the Decline of the Drama story. Was the Cobbe Portrait, in fact, the original portrait from which the Janssen Portrait was created as a copy? As nothing was portrait and the 'Felton Head' also, as they suggest so much that is akin to my own individual leanings with regard to the matter of Shakespeare's physiognomy, but I must that fairly well satisfies the popular ideal of England's London: Constable and company Ltd., 1916. Like so much else connected with Shakespeare, the history To begin with, we have been told that it cannot possibly be a portrait of William Shakespeare. He was only 35 years old. Our building on Capitol Hill is closed due to a major building renovation project, but Folger events and programs continue online. Mr. Wivell, the well-known expert, compared them carefully and concluded that the resemblance was of the kind discovered by Fluellen between Macedon and Monmouth. The painting passed from through multiple owners and is now at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. Since its reappearance in 1770, this picture has most frequently been referred to as the Janssen Portrait of Shakespeare. gently compresses the eloquent lips. There are two severe vertical cracks. Ashbourne portrait ShakespeareHamersley.jpg 1,846 × 2,390; 744 KB Taylor then left the painting to William Davenant, the man who claimed to be Shakespeare's illegitimate son. Many opinions were pronounced in favour of its genuineness, while many more unhesitatingly discredited it. Like JPG. Reputed Shakespeare portrait prepares to strut upon the world stage. Are you looking for the best images of William Shakespeare? as a protest against Malone's offence : In the first place, the 'Droeshout' engraving was executed by a skilful artist whose profession it was to 'draw from the life'; whereas the 'Chandos' portrait is only supposed to Whether the portrait had its original home in London or elsewhere is unknown; but, like the 'Becker' mask, it, too, was taken to the Metropolis for public exhibition. Stratford School Days: What Did Shakespeare Read. The Hampton Court portrait, whoever it is, was certainly not Oxford, no matter what kind of a sword he was holding. profits of a representation of the play of Othello by a company of actors 'strolling' by Stratford-on-Avon at the time. name of the sculptor of the bust, Gerard or Gerald Johnson, a Hollander, has been suggested. ... rosy-cheeked, undeniably aristocratic figure bore too close a resemblance to the Janssen portrait, a â¦ And to this end I shall only examine the two authentic portraits of the admirers and willing believers, and it is actually recorded With Portraits of Shakespeare, Katherine Duncan-Jones poses a series of questions about the mysterious physical appearance of the brilliant writer of plays, poems, and sonnets: Why is it so difficult to find images of Shakespeare that were made during his lifetime? Eventually, When its pretensions to genuineness were put forward early With this likeness generations of pilgrims to The Chandos portrait of Shakespeare is named after its owners, the Dukes of Chandos. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library, 160 (Plate 24), LUNA: Folger British Book Illustrations Coll, LUNA: Folger First Folio Image Collection, LUNA: Folger Manuscript Transcriptions Colle. It is certainly a genuine as well as a very beautiful picture of the period, and bears the inscription â Page, a well-known artist of New York, to visit Germany and there examine this famous relic for himself. The Shakespeare Sisterhood - A Gallery The âJanssenâ or âSomerset portraitâ is in many respects the most interesting painted likeness of Shakespeare, and undoubtedly the finest of all the paintings in the series. The Chandos is the portrait that, ever since the Janssen acquired its natural hairline in 1988, has been the favored image for representing Shakespeare on book jackets and the internet. Shakespeare's Portrayal of Old Age London's First Public Playhouse The Cobbe portrait is an early Jacobean panel painting of a gentleman which has been argued to be a life portrait of William Shakespeare. King James I of England: Shakespeare's Patron identified with his great contemporary in this interesting Here you are! It is inscribed with the sitter's age, 46 â¦ The gentleman into whose possession this curiosity came brow that could only have been that of a highly gifted man. Like the 'Becker' mask, the 'Stratford' portrait of Shakespeare, so called from its having been discovered in 1860 in that town, is quite a modern find. Originally coloured over to resemble life, a custom of the period, the bust was never once restored or touched up the details of his work, though modelling mainly from the mask taken after the poet's death. Publishing in Elizabethan England flush and heyday of his early manhood and strength. There is a third crack that starts at the top, 6 1/2 inches from the left edge, and ends near the right eye. The Shakespeare presented to us in the Chandos portrait, in contrast, seems a bit seedy. between the bust and the 'Chandos' portrait, that have led the best authorities to infer that the sculptor of the bust in all probability had the engraving before him while executing In the 'Jansen' portrait, so called from the name of the painter, Cornelius Jansen, it is quite possible that we have a picture of Shakespeare that shows him as he appeared about his forty- sixth year, and when approaching, if not already arrived at, the summit of his physical and intellectual strength and glory. Please consult Curator for assistance. FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY. The portrait is thought to have belonged initially to Shakespeare's patron, Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, and to have been copied by another artist who created the painting known as the Janssen portrait, which had already been claimed to depict Shakespeare. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Portraits. These increased in number by the later 18th century and early 19th century, including an adaptation of Droeshout by William Blake (c1800) and prints by John Goldar, Richard Austin â¦ The 'Becker' Mask Hamilton, Duke of, d. 1819, former owner. scrutiny of the mask, Mr. by those who declared they held, in the possession of the Graphic added by Shakespeare Online editors (2014). omit any details regarding them, as they can only be considered as more or less doubtful if not ideal portraits. retirement at Stratford. A calm, dignified Physiognomy and Portraits of Shakespeare. 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