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Creator:
John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Title:

Lear, from King Lear, Act III, Scene ii

Date:
1776
Medium:
Etching, published state on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 7/8 × 13 11/16 inches (42.9 × 34.8 cm), Plate: 15 13/16 × 12 15/16 inches (40.2 × 32.8 cm), and Image (oval): 13 9/16 × 11 1/4 inches (34.5 × 28.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image: "LEAR."; below image, lower left: "King Lear Act III, Scene 3d"; below image, lower center left: "Here I stand your Slave, | a poor, infirm, weak and despisd old man | but yet I call you servile ministers"; below image, lower center right: "that have with two pernicious daughters joind | your high engender'd battles 'gainst a head | so old and white as this, oh! oh! tis foul__"; below image and border, center: "Publifh'd March 15 1776: by J. MORTIMER, Norfolk Street, STRAND."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12116
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31894
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