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Creator:
Print made by James Barry, 1741–1806, Irish
Title:

King Lear and Cordelia

Date:
1776
Medium:
Etching and aquatint with India ink, published state
Dimensions:
Plate: 21 7/8 x 21 5/8 inches (55.6 x 54.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1977.14.11064
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
King Lear, play by William Shakespeare
Associated People:
Cordelia (character in King Lear)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
King Lear (character in King Lear)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29772
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