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Shakespeare's Face: Unraveling the Legend and History of Shakespeare's Mysterious Portrait
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date April 1, 2004
Pages 384
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743249324
ISBN-10 0743249321
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $27.00
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The story of a recently discovered portrait of a young William Shakespeare traces its origins and history to discuss how it came into being, its possession by the same family for more than four hundred years, the painstaking forensic study that confirmed its age, and the plausibility of its authenticity. 20,000 first printing.
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A fascinating literary detective story charting the surprising, true history of a recently discovered painting of Shakespeare held by the same family for 400 years -- adding new drama to the Bard's life. When author Stephanie Nolen reported the discovery of the only portrait of William Shakespeare painted while he was alive, the announcement ignited furious controversy around the world.

Now, in this provocative biography of the portrait, she tells the riveting story of how a rare image of the young Bard at thirty-nine came to reside in the suburban home of a retired engineer, whose grandmother kept the family treasure under her bed, and how he embarked on authenticating it. The ultimate Antiques Roadshow dream, the portrait has been confirmed by six years of painstaking forensic studies to date from around 1600, and it has not been altered since.

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