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Shakespeare's Crab Tree


An oil painting depicting the crab tree that Shakespeare allegedly slept beneath, after taking part in a drinking competition at Bidford-on-Avon. The tale of the drinking contest is most likely an eighteenth-century invention.

  • Measurements

  • Width

    390 mm

  • Height

    550 mm

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust