Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
George Romney, 1734–1802, British

Title:
Lear Awakened by Cordelia
Date:
between 1774 and 1775
Medium:
Brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/16 x 19 5/16 inches (30.7 x 49 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:
Inscribed in brown ink, on back, center above verso image: "No. 181"
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Richardson Dilworth, B.A. 1938
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1979.12.11
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
figure study | old | family | sick | sitting | king (person) | beard | literary theme | lifting | grief | father | men | daughter | man | women | sleeping | gesturing | King Lear, play by William Shakespeare | plays by William Shakespeare
Currently On View:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
Shakespeare in Western Art (Isetan Museum of Art, 1992-10-29 - 1992-11-24)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, 1992-11-28 - 1992-12-23)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Kintetsu Museum of Art, 1993-01-09 - 1993-02-02)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Takamatsu City Museum of Art, 1993-01-09 - 1993-02-08)

Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05)

The Fuseli Circle in Rome - Early Romantic Art in the 1770s (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-09-12 - 1979-11-11)

Publications:
Suzanne E. May, " Sublime and infernal reveries " : George Romney and the creation of an eighteenth-century history painter, Thesis (Ph.D.) -- John Moores University, Liverpool, 2007 , British Thesis Service, Boston Spa, Wetherby, April 2007, v. 1, p. 3;, v. 2., fig. 2, NJ18.R65 M39 2007A OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5768