Shakspeare,King Lear Act V Scene I.
Published Jany 1 1799 by B B Evans in the Poultry London.
Mezzotint, 483 x 582mm. Age toning, stain spots lower edge of image. Small tears to tatty margins. Faint crease through upper left corner of image.
The King sits up weakly on his bed, supported by a male figure (perhaps Kent or the Doctor), and with Cordelia sitting beside him, holding his hand and with tears in her eyes. Two further women and two soldiers stand at the left. The scene is in fact incorrectly identified in the title, as the action portrayed here is loosely based on act IV, scene VII. 'Shakspeare' in open letters, very rare.
BM: 1838,0714.92. Wessely: undescribed.
[Ref: 8082] £460.00