From pop art to cartoons, traditional portraits to abstract images – we’re proud to present a brand new exhibition of Shakespeare portraits in celebration of Shakespeare Week. Some of the star portraits from our collection at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are in this exhibition, alongside some specially commissioned Shakespeare portraits from some of our most-loved children’s illustrators.
About the artwork:Young Shakespeare Contemplating is a portrait by Australian artist Ted May. This portrait was part of the exhibition ‘The Face of Shakespeare’ at the 8th World Shakespeare Congress, Brisbane City Hall, 16th-21st July 2006, and was purchased by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust following this. It can now be seen on display in the Shakespeare Centre on Henley Street. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust .