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Inscription

upper center in plate: LEAR.; lower left in plate: King Lear Act III Scene 3.d / Here I stand your Slave / a poor infirm, week, and despised old man / but yet I call you servile ministers; lower right in plate: that have with two pernicious daughtres joind / your high engender'd battles 'gainst a head / so old and whaite as this, oh! oh! tis foul; lower center in plate: Publish'd March 15, 1776, by J. MORTIMER, Norfolk Street, STRAND

Provenance

(Campbell Fine Art, London, 2 August 1992); Donald Vogler, Portland, OR; gift to NGA, 2017.

Bibliography
1988
Sunderland, John. "John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works," Walpole Society 52 (1988): no. 96.8