Imogen Entering the Cave, 'Cymbeline', Act III, Scene VI
- Former Title(s):
- Materials & Techniques:
- 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
- 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), Sheet: 22 1/16 x 16 13/16 inches (56 x 42.7 cm)
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:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- 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
- Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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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. 29, no. 82, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]