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Goneril and Edmund (From King Lear)

Modern and Contemporary Art
Goneril and Edmund

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Goneril and Edmund (From King Lear)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Oskar Kokoschka
Austrian, 1886–1980

Date

1963

Medium

Lithograph on paper

Accession #

1979.61 J

Dimensions

Location

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

Description

Goneril and Edmund
Act IV, Scene II: “Decline your head, this kiss, if it durst speak”

Goneril discovers that she finds Edmund more attractive than her husband, Albany, and makes overtures to him. She asks him to kill her husband and take her as his wife.

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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