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Edgar and Edmund Fight (From King Lear)

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Edgar and Edmund Fight (From King Lear)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Oskar Kokoschka
Austrian, 1886–1980

Date

1963

Medium

Lithograph on paper

Accession #

1979.61 N

Dimensions

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Edgar and Edmund Fight

Act V, Scene III

Edmund, finally exposed as a traitor, calls for a trial by combat. Edgar appears masked and in armor and challenges Edmund to a duel, which Goneril watches. Edgar wounds Edmund fatally.

Credit

Gift of Dr. Sherman N. Leis through the Ackerman Foundation

Image Copyright

© Fondation Oskar Kokoschka/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ProLitteris, Zurich

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