King Lear. Cordelia's Farewell
 (also known as King Lear: Act I, Scene I)
Edwin Austin Abbey - 1897-1898
1280 x 540 • 157 KB
Illustration of Cordelia (center) after being denounced by her father, Lear (turned and exiting with his courtiers on the right followed by his hound). The King of France is kissing Cordelia's hand as she gazes at her elder sisters, Regan and Goneril who have brought about this state of affairs. This was part of the George A. Hearn bequest upon his death in 1913. This painting is on display in Gallery 766 of the American Wing. Many preliminary studies for this composition are in the Yale University Art Collection and can be viewed online.
Literature > Shakespeare > King Lear
Owner/Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY  (United States - New York)
Dates: 1897-1898
Artist age:Approximately 46 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 137.8 cm (54.25 in.), Width: 323.2 cm (127.24 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Irene on 23 June 2012.
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