Everyone is curious about what Shakespeare really looked like! Although his plays and poetry are read all over the world, we don't know very much about him.
Most scholars think that there are two images that accurately show what Shakespeare might have looked like: the engraved portrait that was printed in the First Folio, and the bust that marks his tomb in Stratford-upon-Avon. Both of these images were made after Shakespeare died. As far as we know, there are no images of Shakespeare that were made during his lifetime.
Click on the "First Folio Portrait" and "Shakespeare's Bust" links below to learn more about William Shakespeare. Click on the "Your Portraits" link to see past winners from the Shakespeare's Birthday portrait contest!