• 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.



Shakespeare Made in Canada

The Sanders Portrait