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: February 2nd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, Banksy | Tags: Art Auction, Banksy, Banksy's Rude Copper, Bonham Auction House | Comments Off on Banksy Works, Including ‘Rude Copper’ Fetch Double the Estimates in London Auction
Works by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy have sold for double their estimates or more at an auction in London featuring his and works by other contemporary artists.
Banksy’s Rude Copper (2002), a screen-print and spray-painted image of a British bobby making a rude gesture, was the top seller, going for $63,500 against a high estimate of $23,000 :: Read the full article »»»»