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Mary Hoare, 1744–1820, British

Antigonus Disposing of Perdita

Additional Title(s):

Bohemia. A Desert Country Near the Sea: 'The Winter's Tale', Act III, Scene III

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Winter's Tale

ca. 1781
Watercolor with brown and black ink and scraping over graphite on thick, textured, cream laid paper mounted on thick, textured, beige card with additional inscribed sheet mounted lower center
Mount: 23 1/16 x 18 5/8 inches (58.5 x 47.3 cm), Sheet (cropped to image): 22 3/8 x 18 9/16 inches (56.8 x 47.2 cm), and Sheet (mounted inscription): 2 1/16 x 18 3/8 inches (5.2 x 46.7 cm)

Inscribed in brown ink, lower center, on mount: "Blossom, speed thee well! | Weep I cannot | But my heart bleeds ; and most accurst am I, | To be by oath enjoin'd to this; Farewel! | The day frowns more and more; Thou art like to have | A lullaby too rough;" in graphite, lower center, on mount: "Winters Tale"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baby | blanket | boat | children | cloak | coast | desert | grief | man | marine art | meteorology | papers | plays by William Shakespeare | princess | rocks (landforms) | sadness | sail | science | servant | ship | shore (landform) | standing | storm | The Winter's Tale, Act III, Scene III | The Winter's Tale, play by William Shakespeare | waves (natural events)
Associated Places:
Bohemia | Czech Republic | Europe
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Perdita (character in The Winter's Tale)
Antigonus (character in The Winter's Tale)
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