This is William Byrd
Well, sort of.
This beloved depiction is probably not William Byrd. It is taken from an 18th century Italian print by Nicola Francesco Haym and is most likely a fanciful imagining.
We decided to embrace the image, however, not for its historical 'accuracy', but for its role as a symbol of the affection and appreciation of Byrd's music that is shared by music enthusiasts over the globe.
Rights clearance for our image is provided by GetArchive.