Oil on canvas, size 106 x 144.5 inches, Tate Gallery, London.
The reprieve arrives too late to save Cordelia and Lear, desperately hoping she still lives, weeps with grief and says,
And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life!
With these last words he dies.
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