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Theatre design - Last act of 'King Lear'

Last act of 'King Lear'

  • Object:

    Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1892 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Craven, Hawes, born 1837 - died 1910 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Distemper design

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by R. C. McCleery

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2A, shelf DR51, box SS18

Physical description

Distemper design for the last act of 'King Lear'.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1892 (made)


Craven, Hawes, born 1837 - died 1910 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Distemper design


Height: 22.5 in, Width: 36 in

Descriptive line

Distemper design by Hawes Craven for the last act of 'King Lear', produced by Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, November 10th, 1892.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.






Theatre; Shakespeare; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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