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Shakespearean Equation: King Lear, 1948

Man Ray, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1890–1976

Oil on canvas, 18 1/8 × 24 1/8 in. (46 × 61 cm) on artist's mount: 29 5/8 in. (75.5 cm) diameter

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.185

Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, to 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Peter Coffin: Here and There," 29 June-6 October 2013, no cat.
PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC. "Man Ray–Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare," 7 February-10 May 2015, color ill. Tour: NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK, Copenhagen, 11 June-20 September; ISRAEL MUSEUM, Jerusalem [co-organized with Phillips Collection], 20 October-23 January 2016.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Dada/Fluxus