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Rare Shakespeare portrait to go on display today

Credit: ITV News Central

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will today open a new exhibition featuring unique and priceless treasures from its collection – many of them on public display for the first time.

The only portrait of Shakespeare thought to have been painted from life will be the main feature. It was bought by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in 2010.

Other rare items on display for the first time include the only surviving letter written to Shakespeare and a map of 'Shakespeare's county' of Warwickshire in 1576.