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Inscription

upper center in plate: EDGAR.; lower center in plate: Away! the foul fiend follows me / Through the sharp Hawthorn blows the cold wind. / Humph--go to thy bed and warm thee / Published May 20 1775 by J. MORTIMER, Norfolk Street, STRAND; lower right in plate: Lear, Act III: Scene 3

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. 96.4