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Creator:
Mary Hoare, 1744–1820
Title:
Arviragus, Bearing Imogen as Dead in his Arms, 'Cymbeline', Act IV, Scene II
Former Title(s):
Cymbeline
Date:
1780
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor with brown ink and scraping over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper with contemporary drawn border
Dimensions:
Mount: 14 5/8 x 16 9/16 inches (37.1 x 42 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 12 3/16 x 14 7/16 inches (31 x 36.7 cm), Sheet: 10 15/16 x 13 3/16 inches (27.8 x 33.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower center, on mount: "Arv: The bird is dead | That we have made so much on! I had rather | Have skipt from sixteen years of age to sixty; | And turn'd my leaping time into a crutch, | Then have seen this~"; lower right, on mount: "Cymbeline, act 4th"

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower left, on mount: "M H 1780"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1981
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
brothers | carrying | cave | cloaks | cross-dressing | Cymbeline, Act IV, Scene II | Cymbeline, play by William Shakespeare | dead | fur | grass | literary theme | plays by William Shakespeare | sandals | sister | slippers | spear | trees
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Arviragus (Cadwal)
Guiderius (Polydore)
Belarius (Morgan)
Imogen (character in Cymbeline)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9826
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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. 30, no. 84, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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