Edgar feigning madness, approaches King Lear supported by Kent and the Fool on the Heath & The Prophet Balaam Blessing the People of Israel by Henry Fuseli

Recto: 'Edgar feigning madness.


Pencil, ink, wash, white chalk on laid paper
62.5 x 96 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £130,000)
Acquired in:
Hobart & Maclean

..'. This drawing was probably the design for an oil painting, now lost. Verso: 'The prophet Balaam blessing the people of Israel' - Balak stands surprised and angry behind Balaam.


Edward Croft-Murray; Sotheby's 1995; Hobart & Maclean.

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