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George Romney, 1734–1802

Lear Awakened by Cordelia

Part Of:

Collective Title: King Lear

ca. 1774
Materials & Techniques:
Brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 14 15/16 x 19 5/16 inches (38 x 49 cm), Image: 12 5/8 x 15 9/16 inches (32 x 39.5 cm)

Inscribed in red pencil, on back, upper left: "89"

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:
concern | daughter | family | father | gesturing | grief | king (person) | King Lear, play by William Shakespeare | lifting | literary theme | man | old | plays by William Shakespeare | sadness | sitting | sleeping | women
Associated People:
King Lear (character in King Lear)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Cordelia (character in King Lear)
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IIIF Manifest:

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

Geoffrey Ashton, Shakespeare and British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, pp. 42-3, no. 109, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Smith College Museum of Art, The drawings of George Romney ; an exhibition held from May to September 1962 at the Smith College Museum of Art , Northampton, Mass., Northampton, MA, 1962, cat. no. 4, NJ18 R65 S46 [ORBIS]

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