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1971.624 (RS117649)

Description

Black and white engraving of a scene from Shakepeare's King Lear; stormy and dramatic outdoor scene with Lear in center surrounded by attendants; pine frame with applied gilt molding.

Details

Maker
Sharp, W. (Engraver)
West, Benjamin (Painter)
Boydell, John & Josiah (Publisher)
Date
1793
Inscriptions
Painted by B. West Esqr. R.A./& Presidt. of the Royal Academy."" ""Engraved by W. Sharp."" Center inscriptions: ""SHAKSPEARE./King Lear./ACT III SCENE IV./ Published March 25, 1793, by JOHN AND JOSIAH BOYDELL, at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall. & No. 90 Cheapside London.""
Location of origin
London, England
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Drama
drama
engraving (printing process)
engravings (prints)
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, LITERARY
Stipple Engraved
Unidentified Paper
People and organizations
Shakespeare, William
Dimensions
24.125 x 29.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.624
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5261

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