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Creator:
George Romney, 1734–1802, British
Title:
Lear Awakened by Cordelia
Date:
between 1774 and 1775
Medium:
Brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/16 x 19 5/16 inches (30.7 x 49 cm) and Image: 9 13/16 x 13 3/4 inches (25 x 35 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, on back, center above verso image: "No. 181"

artist's stamp of George Romney, in black ink, upper right: "George Romney"; artist's stamp of George Romney, in red ink, lower right: "G Romney"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Richardson Dilworth, B.A. 1938
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1979.12.11
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beard | daughter | family | father | figure study | gesturing | grief | king (person) | King Lear, play by William Shakespeare | lifting | literary theme | man | men | old | plays by William Shakespeare | sick | sitting | sleeping | women
Associated People:
King Lear (character in King Lear)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Cordelia (character in King Lear)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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The Fuseli Circle in Rome - Early Romantic Art in the 1770s (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-09-12 - 1979-11-11)

Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Takamatsu City Museum of Art, 1993-01-09 - 1993-02-08)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Kintetsu Museum of Art, 1993-01-09 - 1993-02-02)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, 1992-11-28 - 1992-12-23)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Isetan Museum of Art, 1992-10-29 - 1992-11-24)

Publications:
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Suzanne E. May, " Sublime and infernal reveries " : George Romney and the creation of an eighteenth-century history painter, Thesis (Ph.D.) -- John Moores University, Liverpool, 2007 , British Thesis Service, Boston Spa, Wetherby, April 2007, v. 1, p. 3;, v. 2., fig. 2, NJ18.R65 M39 2007A OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5768
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