Initialed by the artist and dated "Octr./24/54" at lower right.
Ray, Gordon N. The illustrator and the book in England from 179-1914. New York : Oxford University Press, 1976, p. 92.
Title and attribution from accompanying cover sheet.
Drawing illustrates a passage from Act 5, Scene 3 of Shakespeare's "King Lear".
Forms part of the portfolio of 11 drawings entitled, "Shreds from Shakespeare Illustrated by Members of the Crayon Club", dated 1854 (see 1986.2104).
Drawing shows Lear holding the lifeless body of Cordelia in his arms.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.