Victoria Street, Bristol
Ye Shakespeare in Victoria Street
is one of Bristol's oldest pubs, and one of the few
that survived bombardment during the second World War.
A truly beautiful pub which was in desperate need of
a new sign.
Given a slightly freer hand than usual thanks to the
landlord, John, I decided to use the only known portrait
of Shakespeare, the 'Chandos Portrait', as a loose
reference point, and then set about 'sexing up' my
portrait of the Bard.