William Shakespeare was a bit of a Romeo apparently

Thursday, 12 March, 2009

A painting that the Cobbe family in England has owned for 300 years is “90%” likely to be a portrait of William Shakespeare according to art expert Stanley Wells, who also says we may need to alter our perception of the Bard’s looks as a result:

For many people he is the round-headed bald man seen on the First Folio of his collected works but evidence was presented yesterday arguing that we should rethink this. Instead we should visualise Shakespeare as a rosy-cheeked, long-nosed man who was something of a looker.

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