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"Coriolanus" 1788

RH s.d. b.r. "RW Feb 7 1788" CRE WEST, Raphael Lamar; (American; 1769-1850); Attrib. This undocumented drawing must be connected with Alderman Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery which opened in London on 4 May 1789, and to which the young West's father Benjamin was a contributing artist. In this scene (Act V, scene iii), Coriolanus recognizes that the matrons pleading to save Rome are led by his own wi…