Two new Portraits of young Shakespeare recently discovered
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Two new Portraits of young Shakespeare recently discovered

Two new Portraits of young Shakespeare recently discovered
  Recently scientists have discovered a couple of previously unknown portraits of one of the most known faces in English playwright, William Shakespeare. Reports confirm that in one of the portraits Shakespeare is shown in his younger avatar while in the other one, his whole adult persona has been displayed for the first time. Meanwhile Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel, a distinguished English professor working at Mainz University, Germany has admitted that he further subjected the two images to more fundamental tests of authenticity since he had some reservations about the originality of the portraits. After the tests Hummel discovered that they are the real portraits of Shakespeare. One of the portraits which the scientists claim had been painted around 1594 shows only the facial features of the playwright who was believed to be around 30 years old at the time the image was inked. Further research shows it was around the year 1763 to 1764 when Prince Franz of Germany was gifted this portrait by Thomas Hart, a distant relative of Shakespeare. Later this iconic portrait was seized by the Soviet army in 1945 from its then resting place, the bedchamber of the Prince that was located in the Gothic House of the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm. According to German researchers, the second portrait showcases the complete profile of Shakespeare for the first time in history. The second painting shows Shakespeare in his older days, probably when the British icon was aged around 50 years about two years prior his death. Shakespeare was as an affluent gentleman living in retirement at that time. The historic painting shows the poet relaxing in a grand manner on an elaborately carved chair holding a book in his left hand and his pet dog sitting by his right side. The German scholar further elaborated that he discovered the painting in a very rare illustrated edition of James Boaden’s work of 1824. Interestingly this special announcement was made on the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. The two portraits add to the tally of four known authentic images of Shakespeare.
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