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Edmund (From Book King Lear)

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Edmund

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Edmund (From Book King Lear)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Oskar Kokoschka
Austrian, 1886–1980

Date

1963

Medium

Lithograph on paper

Accession #

1979.61 B

Dimensions

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 201

Description

Edmund
Act I, Scene II: “This is the excellent foppery of the world”

Edmund is the treacherous illegitimate son of the Earl of Gloucester, Lear’s faithful follower. He will betray all and sundry in his quest for power.

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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