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Drawing, Stage Design: Scene II, Chair and Bed, for King Lear, 1990

This is a Drawing. It was written by William Shakespeare. It is dated 1990 and we acquired it in 1992. Its medium is black pastel chalk on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of the Advisory Council and bequest of Mary Hearn Greims and from Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

66 x 97 cm (26 x 38 3/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, lower right: Robert Wilson '90

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black ink, lower margin: 'KING LEAR' SCENE TWO; in graphite, verso lower right: KING LEAR / SCENE TWO / FRANKFURT / 21.04.90.006/70 X 100 CM / PASTEL CHALK, GRAPHITE / COTTON FABRIANO COLOR PENCIL RW1197

Cite this object as

Drawing, Stage Design: Scene II, Chair and Bed, for King Lear, 1990; Written by William Shakespeare (British, ca. 1564–1616); USA; black pastel chalk on white wove paper; 66 x 97 cm (26 x 38 3/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of the Advisory Council and bequest of Mary Hearn Greims and from Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Fund; 1992-90-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Design USA: Contemporary Innovation.

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