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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Portrait

Photo credit: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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A portrait by an unknown artist formerly known as The Ellenborough Portrait, oil on panel, c.1615. Thought to be a copy of the Cobbe Portrait which is considered to be a portrait of William Shakespeare. It is a head and shoulders portrait of a man with brown hair and a beard, high and broad white lace collar, black doublet with gold braid detailing and gold buttons. The early provenance of the painting is unclear but Ellenborough married Jane Digby in 1824.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    76 x 62 cm

  • Accession number

    STRST : SBT 2010-12

  • Acquisition method

    purchased at auction, 2010


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Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6QW England

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