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Title

Macbeth consulting the witches


Artist

Eugène Delacroix

France

26 Apr 1798 - 13 Aug 1863


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

322.2008


Artist information

Eugène Delacroix

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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