128. [British]

BARRY, James

King Lear gazing down to left, left hand to his head, holding back windswept hair.

1806

Pen lithograph, 23,2 x 31,8 cm, lettered at the base of the image "J. Barry del." (trimmed to the borderline).

Stuck by right corners under passe-partout.

Second state (with yellow support sheet) published in Philip André's "Specimens of Polyautography". After Aloys Senefelder's invention of lithography around 1799, Barry's "King Lear" was one of the most impressive early English lithographs with few parallels.
Ref. Pressly 38.

€ 2.000 / 2.500

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