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04/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Real Shakespeare Portrait: Stanley Fish Claims Only Picture Ever Painted Of Shakespeare While He Was Still Alive

In London today the chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stanley Fish, unveiled a portrait that he claims is of the famous playwright. Even more, he believes it to be the only one ever to be painted while the Bard was still alive. Fish makes a compelling argument, which the New York Times helpfully breaks down.

The portrait unveiling was attended with much fanfare. CBS News was there; watch their report from London below.

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