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Creator:
Mary Hoare, 1753–1820, British
Title:
Imogen Entering the Cave, 'Cymbeline', Act III, Scene VI
Date:
1781
Medium:
Watercolor with brown 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
Dimensions:
Mount: 27 5/16 x 21 7/16 inches (69.3 x 54.4 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 23 9/16 x 18 5/16 inches (59.8 x 46.5 cm), and Sheet: 22 1/16 x 16 13/16 inches (56 x 42.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in gray ink, lower center, on mount: "Imogen entering the cave | Best draw my sword; and if mine enemy | But fear the sword like me, he'll scarcely look on't. | Grant such a foe, good heav'ns!"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Cymbeline"

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower right: "MH | 1781"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1979
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
breeches | cap | cape | cave | cross-dressing | Cymbeline, Act III, Scene VI | Cymbeline, play by William Shakespeare | doublet | fear | gaze | gesturing | literary theme | plays by William Shakespeare | plume | rocks (landforms) | sandals | sash | skirt | stockings | sword | woman
Associated People:
Imogen (character in Cymbeline)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9824
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