William Shakespeare

1 portrait of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, by John Simon, after  Gilbert Soest, early 18th century - NPG D27948 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Shakespeare

by John Simon, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, early 18th century
13 5/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (345 mm x 240 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D27948


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  • John Simon (1675-1751), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 213 portraits.
  • Gilbert Soest (circa 1605-1681), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 51 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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