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Edgar (From Book King Lear)

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Edgar (From Book King Lear)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Oskar Kokoschka
Austrian, 1886–1980

Date

1963

Medium

Lithograph on paper

Accession #

1979.61 E

Dimensions

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Edgar
Act II, Scene III: “Poor Tom, that’s something yet! Edgar I nothing am.”

Edgar is the Earl of Gloucester’s legitimate son, who through Edmund’s lies is unjustly branded an outlaw by his father. He adopts the guise of a madman named Tom o’ Bedlam and in his wanderings will meet Lear and later his blinded father.

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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