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Creator:
Pieter van Bleeck, 1700–1764, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1723)
Title:

Mrs. Cibber as Cordelia

Former Title(s):

Mrs. Cibber as Cordelia in Nahum Tate's Version of 'King Lear'

Date:
1755
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 84 x 82 inches (213.4 x 208.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed, lower left: "Mrs Cibber the | Character of Cordelia | Play of Lear"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.46
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
actors | clouds | costume | disguise | King Lear, play by William Shakespeare | landscape | lightning | men | meteorology | mountains | performance | protection | rain | running | science | stick | storm | theater (discipline) | women
Associated People:
Cibber [née Arne], Susannah Maria (1714–1766), actress and singer
Cordelia (character in King Lear)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:559
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Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 24-25, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Jane Martineau, Shakespeare in art, Merrell, London, New York, 2003, pp. 21, 120, 121, no. 30, PR2883 .S52513 2003 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Jane Martineau, Shakespeare nell'arte, Arte, Ferrara, 2003, pp. 192, 193, no. 29, PR2883 .S525 2003 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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