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Creator:
Francis Legat, 1755–1809, British
after James Barry, 1741–1806, Irish
Title:
"King Lear", Act V, Scene III
Date:
1792
Medium:
Engraving on thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 13/16 × 28 inches (55.4 × 71.1 cm), Plate: 19 7/16 × 25 1/16 inches (49.4 × 63.7 cm), and Image: 16 9/16 × 23 5/16 inches (42.1 × 59.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Jas. Barry R.A. | Professor of Painting to the Royal Academy | 51"; lettered, lower left: "Lear. Howl, howl, howl, howl! O. you are men of stones; | Had i your longues and eyes. I'd use them so"; lettered, lower right: "Drawn & Engraved by Fras. Legat"; lettered, lower right: " That heavens vault should crack: | O. she is gone for ever!"; lettered, lower center: "SHAKSPEARE. | King Lear. | ACT V. SCENE III. | Publish'd Aug. 1, 1792, by JOHN & JOSIAH BOYDELL, at the Shakespeare Gallery Pall Mall & No.90, Cheapside London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.168
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25410
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