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King Lear: P.732-1985

Object information

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King Lear
Shakespeare's Plays


Printmaker: Cromek, Robert Hartley
Draughtsman: Fuseli, Johann Heinrich



Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985-04) by Keynes, Sir Geoffrey


Production date: AD 1804


Plate extracted from Shakespeare's Plays, edited by George Steevens, London: for J.C. and J. Rivington, 1805

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 153 mm Width 94 mm
Sheet Height 226 mm Width 142 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: H. Fuseli R.A. del.
  • Location: Lower left corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: R.H. Cromek sc.
  • Location: Lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Publish'd by C & F Rivington, London Feb. 1st. 1804
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.732-1985
Primary reference Number: 937
Bentley: 498
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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