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Creator:
Richard Cosway, 1742–1821, British
attributed to Richard Cosway, 1742–1821, British
Title:

Timon of Athens Before His Cave

Additional Title(s):

Claudius Alone at Prayer (?)

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Life of Timon of Athens

Collective Title: The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (?)

Date:
ca. 1805
Medium:
Graphite and black chalk on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped to image): 9 5/8 x 7 7/16 inches (24.5 x 18.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Hamlet" in blue ink, on back, upper left: "1023"; in graphite, on back, upper left: "1227 (crossed out)"; in red ink, on back, upper center: "Lot 558"

Signed in brown ink, lower right: "Cosway"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.32
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cave | cloak | Hamlet, Act III, Scene III | literary theme | man | plays by William Shakespeare | prayer | praying | sandals | The Life of Timon of Athens, play by William Shakespeare
Associated People:
Timon (character in Timon of Athens)
Claudius (character in Hamlet)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8275
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