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Creator:
Mary Hoare, 1744–1820, British
Title:

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

Date:
ca. 1781
Medium:
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
Dimensions:
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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1975.4.1982
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
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)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9827
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