The story of the Sanders Portrait of Shakespeare spans some 400 years, two continents, oral family traditions, carefully researched micro-histories, and scientific analyses.
The Portrait is an embodiment of the Canadian cultural inheritance
from the England of Shakespeare’s time. Sustained genealogical work
traces an unbroken line of 13 generations from the current owner, Lloyd Sullivan,
directly back into Shakespeare’s own lifetime, and into social networks
both in Worcestershire and Warwickshire and in London.
More information on the Portrait's reception history here.
New Yorker article on the Sanders Portrait that mentions this series here.
Shakespeare Made in Canada
The Sanders Portrait