King Lear

Various artists/makers

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White hair streaming, Lear is here buffeted by the elements in act 3, scene 2 of Shakespeare's play. Engraved by Sharp after a painting by Reynolds, this print was published by Boydell, and its success encouraged him to launch the Shakespeare Gallery, an exhibition-print publishing scheme in 1789.

King Lear, William Sharp (British, London 1749–1824 London), Etching and engraving

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