A film produced by Canadian Anne Henderson.
Battle of Wills tells a story of obsession and intrigue in the art world. Lloyd Sullivan
believes he owns the only portrait of Shakespeare done from life, created in 1603
by an ancestor who was a bit actor in Shakespeare’s troupe. Thirteen scientific
tests have proven that the Sanders portrait is an unaltered painting from the early
17th century. But is it Shakespeare? Lloyd Sullivan is risking his lifetime’s savings
to prove that it is. Battle of Wills travels from the high tech labs of North America,
to the art galleries of Bond Street and the wind-swept castles of the English
Midlands to unravel the mystery behind a painting that shook the art world.
Added by Rachel Soares on March 8, 2010