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Creator:
Print made by Richard Ansdell, 1815–1885, British
Published by Etching Club, active 1838–1885, British
Published by Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, active 1804–1914, British
Title:

Sleepest or Wakest Thou?

Part Of:

Collective Title: Songs and Ballads of Shakespeare, 1853

Collective Title: King Lear

Date:
ca. 1853
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, smooth, cream card
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 4 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches (10.8 x 14.9 cm) and Image: 3 7/16 x 5 1/16 inches (8.7 x 12.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, center: swirled mark

Lettered in black ink, upper center: "KING LEAR _ ACT 3, SCENE 6."; lower center: "R. ANSDELL."

signed in graphite, lower center: "R. Ansdell a. R. a."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11030
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | canes | clouds | corn | genre subject | grass | hat | horn | illustration | King Lear, Act III, Scene IV | landscape | man | play | plays by William Shakespeare | shepherd | shirt | staff (walking stick) | sticks | trousers | vest | wheat
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29542
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