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An image of Macbeth consulting the witches by Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix

(France 26 Apr 1798 – 13 Aug 1863)

Title
Macbeth consulting the witches
Year
1825
Media category
Print
Materials used
lithograth
Edition
iii of 5 states
Dimensions

32.0 x 25.0 cm image; 56.6 x 40.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l. [within image], [inscribed on stone] "E. Delacroix". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 2008
Accession number
322.2008
Location
Not on display
Further information

The print is Delacroix’s first major lithograph inspired by literature. It was made shortly after his return from London in 1825. The lithograph is said to be the first work in the history of the medium to have been conceived entirely with a scraper so that the whites appear scratched back from the inky black ground.

Bibliography (1)

Loys Delteil, Le peintre-graveur illustré. Ingres, Délacroix, New York, 1969. cat.no.40