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John Hamilton Mortimer (1740 - 1779)

'Edgar' (from Shakespeare's King Lear)

c.1775

Etching on paper

Museum number: P291

Curatorial note

An etching on paper from Mortimer's Shakespearean Characters series.

Literature

For a detailed account of Mortimer's life and work see John Sunderland, John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740-1779, The Volume of the Walpole Society, 1986 (vol. 52)

Exhibition history

Permanently Magical: Restoration and Renewal of Sir John Soane's Museum, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 2 July - 4 September 2010


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