King Lear. Act 3. Sc. 6.
[Oxford: University Press, c.1743-4.]
Copper engraving. Sheet 260 x 180mm, 10¼ x 7".
Lear, wandering on the heath after the storm, encounters Edgar in the guise of Tom o' Bedlam. Published as a frontispiece in Sir Thomas Hanmer's Shakespeare, a deluxe six-volume edition with fine bindings and nearly 40 original illustrations by Francis Hayman. engraved by Hubert Gravelot. This was the first complete edition to be published outside London. A second edition appeared in 1770.
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