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King Lear, Act I, Scene I
  • Richard Earlom, artist
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
    Henry Fuseli
    born: Zurich, Switzerland ; died: Putney Hill, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
  • King Lear, Act I, Scene I, 1792
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 449 x 595 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 5/8 x 23 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1713

Man jumping off throne holding a sceptre with his left hand, pointing at a women with his right. The woman is fainting into the arms of a man in left corner of image Witnesses are standing on either side of throne. Reaching out, a man is trying to hold back the king.