721
721

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

After Edwin Austin Abbey
"KING LEAR," ACT I, SCENE I 
Estimation
5 0007 000
Lot. Vendu 15,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
721

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

After Edwin Austin Abbey
"KING LEAR," ACT I, SCENE I 
Estimation
5 0007 000
Lot. Vendu 15,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York

After Edwin Austin Abbey
"KING LEAR," ACT I, SCENE I 
indistinctly monogrammed and inscribed 84 (lower right)
oil on canvas
36 by 82 in.
91.4 by 208.3 cm
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Provenance

Peter Nahum, London
Acquired from the above in 2002

Description

The present work is based on Edwin Austin Abbey’s composition, “King Lear," Act I, Scene I (fig. 1, 1898, Metropolitan Museum of Art). The central figure is Cordelia, the heroine of Shakespeare’s King Lear, who is depicted just after she is renounced by her father, which takes place in the first scene of the play. The king of France, to her left, kisses her hand. The Philadelphia-born Abbey settled in London, where he shared the contemporary fascination with Shakespearean, historical and medieval subjects.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York