In the 1940s and 1950s the renowned intellectual, poet, translator and art critic Rafael Squirru (1925-2016) devoted himself to painting. In that period, he made innumerable drawings and paintings among which this magnificent oil portrait of William Shakespeare stands out.
Rafael Squirru photo below in his studio in 1951.
FSA thanks the Squirru family for this valuable material.
Read the e-book on Rafael Squirru & Shakespeare published by the FSA in 2014 http://bit.ly/2uP9C5y
To see more about the life and work of Rafael Squirru visit their website: https: // www. rafaelsquirru. com