• Studies for Arthur from Shakespeare?s King John -
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    Black and red chalk and stump on wove paper stamped .ARLEY STREET upper left

    24.3 by 19.9cm., 9? by 7? inches

     

    These two studies are preparatory drawings for the figure of Edmund in Harlow?s oil painting ?King John, Act IV, Scene 1 ? Hubert and Arthur? which was exhibited at the British Institution in 1815. Hubert is the servant of King John who has been ordered to kill the King?s nephew Arthur, who is his rival to the throne. In this scene, Hubert is told to ?put out his eyes? but Arthur begs for his life and Hubert relents. During his escape however, Arthur falls and dies.

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