The "Chandos" portrait is the most famous of the portraits that may depict William Shakespeare. Painted between 1600 and 1610, it may have served as the basis for the engraved portrait of Shakespeare used in the First Folio in 1623. It is named after the Dukes of Chandos, who formerly …
Engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout, on the title page of the first publication of his works, the First Folio, shows distinct similarities when compared to the oil painting
The "Soest Portrait" of Shakespeare.
The "Chesterfield Portrait" of Shakespeare.
An early copy of the portrait from c.1670, which may give a clearer idea of the original appearance of the beard