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George Romney, 1734–1802, British

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
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) and 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"

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

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)

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