Posted: June 1st, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Author, William Shakespeare | Tags: Country Life Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare | Comments Off on First Ever ‘Painted in His Lifetime’ Portrait of William Shakespeare Discovered
A British magazine has published an image of a figure that it says is the first and only known demonstrably authentic portrait of William Shakespeare made in his lifetime.
The picture of a young, bearded man wearing a Roman-style laurel crown and holding an ear of sweetcorn was identified by botanist and historian Mark Griffiths and will be published in Country Life magazine.
Until now, the only accepted authentic likenesses of Shakespeare have been found in the First Folio of his works and his monument at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, both created posthumously.
Previous claims of discoveries of Shakespeare portraits created during his lifetime have been generally disbelieved by scholars, however Country Life editor Mark Hedges is in no doubt of the images authenticity :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: Art, Art News, Art Theft, Crime, Indian High Commission, National Gallery of Australia, NGA, Shiva as Nataraja, Subhash Kapoor | Comments Off on National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha
The National Gallery of Australia will receive a refund of more than $1.2 million for a 2,000-year-old stone statue of Buddha after it was revealed it may have been stolen.
The Canberra-based gallery, which has been involved in provenance issues before, announced in January it would return the Seated Buddha statue to India. The dealer has now agreed to refund the purchase price :: Read the full article »»»»