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Mary Hoare, 1744–1820, British

Prospero and Miranda

Additional Title(s):

The Island, Before Prospero's Cell, 'The Tempest', Act I, Scene II

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Tempest

Watercolor with gouache, black ink, and scraping over graphite on thick, slightly textured cream wove paper mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured cream laid paper with contemporary drawn border
Mount: 25 11/16 x 18 3/4 inches (65.2 x 47.6 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 23 9/16 x 18 3/8 inches (59.8 x 46.7 cm), and Sheet: 22 11/16 x 17 1/2 inches (57.7 x 44.5 cm)

Inscribed in brown ink, lower center, on mount: "If by your art, my dearest father, you have | Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them; | Oh! I have suffer'd | With those that I saw suffer; a brave vessel | Dash'd all to pieces."; lower right, on mount: "Tempest, 1st act"

Signed and dated, lower left, on drawn border: "M H July 1781"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
books | cave | cloak | daughter | dress | father | gesturing | literary theme | magic | magician | man | marine art | meteorology | plays by William Shakespeare | pointing | robe | rocks (landforms) | sash | science | sea | ship | shipwreck | shouting | sitting | standing | storm | The Tempest, Act I, Scene II | The Tempest, play by William Shakespeare | waves (natural events) | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Miranda (character in The Tempest)
Prospero (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]

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