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Creator:
John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Title:
Edgar, from King Lear, Act III, Scene iii
Medium:
Etching, published state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 x 13 3/4in. (43.2 x 34.9cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Engraved inscriptions: within image at top, center, "EDGAR"; within image at bottom center, "Away! the foul fiend follows me -- Through the sharp Hawthorn blows the cold wind -- Humph -- go to thy bed and warm thee"; below, "Published May 20 1775 by J. Mortimer Norfolk Street, STRAND"; within image at bottom right, "Lear, Act III, Scene III"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12120
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
King Lear, play by William Shakespeare | plants | wheat
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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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)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31898
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