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George Romney, 1734–1802
Lear Awakened by Cordelia
Additional Title(s):

Verso: Lear Awakened by Cordelia, Traced but Modified

Lear Awakening to See Cordelia
Part Of:

Collective Title: King Lear

between 1774 and 1775
Materials & Techniques:
Brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 12 1/16 x 19 5/16 inches (30.7 x 49 cm), Image: 9 13/16 x 13 3/4 inches (25 x 35 cm)

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

Circular collector's mark: Xavier Haas (Lugt 4541); oval collector's mark: Xavier Haas (Lugt 4542)

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:
Drawings & Watercolors
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:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
King Lear (character in King Lear)
Cordelia (character in King Lear)
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IIIF Manifest:

Shakespeare in Western Art (Takamatsu City Museum of Art, 1993-01-09 - 1993-02-08) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Shakespeare in Western Art (Kintetsu Museum of Art, 1993-01-09 - 1993-02-02) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Shakespeare in Western Art (Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, 1992-11-28 - 1992-12-23) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Shakespeare in Western Art (Isetan Museum of Art, 1992-10-29 - 1992-11-24) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Fuseli Circle in Rome - Early Romantic Art in the 1770s (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-09-12 - 1979-11-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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) [YCBA]

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