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Print made by James Barry, 1741–1806

King Lear and Cordelia

Materials & Techniques:
Etching and aquatint with India ink, published state
Plate: 21 7/8 x 21 5/8 inches (55.6 x 54.9 cm)

Engraved inscriptions: below image at left, "James Barry Pinxit"; below at left, "Published by Act of Parliament by J. Barry. 1776--"; below image at center, "King Lear--"; below at center, "Howl, howl, howl, howl, -- O, you are men of Stone -- Had I your tongues and eyes, I'd use them so, --That heaven's vault should crack, she's gone for ever. -- Shakespeare King Lear Act 5th June 10th--"; below at right, "Arch. I Macduff Sculpt--"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
King Lear, play by William Shakespeare | literary theme
Associated People:
King Lear (character in King Lear)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Cordelia (character in King Lear)
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IIIF Manifest:

Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

The Romantic Print in Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2004-02-14 - 2004-05-09) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Romantic Print in the Age of Revolutions: Hero, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-01-23 - 2003-06-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

The Creative Printmaker (Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art, 1986-03-05 - 1986-04-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Creative Printmaker (Yale Center for British Art, 1985-07-09 - 1985-09-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Rena M. Hoisington, Aquatint : from its origins to Goya, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., p. 175, no. 2, NE2230 .H657 2021 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 2, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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