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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.
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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.""
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Sharp, W. (Engraver)
West, Benjamin (Painter)
Boydell, John & Josiah (Publisher)
24.125 x 29.5 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May