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Mary Hoare, 1744–1820
Ferdinand and Ariel
Additional Title(s):
The Island, Before Prospero's Cell, 'The Tempest', Act I, Scene II
Part Of:

Collective Title: The Tempest

ca. 1781
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor and graphite, with scraping on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Mount: 13 13/16 x 11 1/4 inches (35.1 x 28.5 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 13 3/4 × 11 1/8 inches (34.9 × 28.3 cm), Sheet: 13 1/2 × 11 inches (34.3 × 27.9 cm)

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Where should this musick be; i'th'air, or earth? | This is no mortal business, nor no sound | That the earth owns; I hear it now above me. | Tempest"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cloak | clouds | coast | doublet | hearing | island | literary theme | lute | magic | man | music | ocean | plays by William Shakespeare | rocks (landforms) | ruff | sash | sea | shipwreck | sound | spirit | The Tempest, Act I, Scene II | The Tempest, play by William Shakespeare | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Ferdinand (character in The Tempest)
Ariel (character in The Tempest)
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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, p. 28, no. 72, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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