Prof Talks to Globe and Mail About National Gallery’s Intended Mystery Purchase

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Prof. Daniel Fischlin

Prof. Daniel Fischlin was interviewed for an April 11 Globe and Mail article about the National Gallery’s move to sell a Marc Chagall painting to raise funds to keep a national treasure in Canada.

The Globe reported that the National Gallery will not say which artwork it aims to purchase, but that it is extremely significant. Asked about the Sanders portrait of William Shakespeare, which has been in Canada for years, Fischlin said the 1603 artwork is not the one that is being pursued by the National Gallery.

A professor in U of G’s College of Arts, he has studied the Sanders portrait. An early-modern literary and music scholar, he has written on rights issues, and is the founder and director of the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project.