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The Fool (From Book King Lear)

Modern and Contemporary Art
Lear: Poor naked wretches

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The Fool (From Book King Lear)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Oskar Kokoschka
Austrian, 1886–1980

Date

1963

Medium

Lithograph on paper

Accession #

1979.61 G

Dimensions

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Lear
Act III, Scene IV: “Poor naked wretches”

The king, driven out of his mind by his daughters’ betrayal, rushes out into a storm and wanders on the heath.

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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