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Title

The witches appear to Macbeth and Banquo

1798

Artists

James Caldwall

England

1739 - 1822

after Henry Fuseli

England

1741 - 16 Apr 1825

  • Details

    Date
    1798
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    stipple engraving
    Dimensions
    49.5 x 63.5 cm platemark; 52.0 x 72.0 cm sheet
    Credit
    Purchased 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    423.2008
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    James Caldwall

    Works in the collection

    1

    Artist information
    after Henry Fuseli

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Vol I, plate XXXVII, Boydell Shakespeare

    In 1786 Fuseli was commissioned by John Boydell to paint a series of pictures representing scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. The finished paintings were unveiled in 1789 at Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery in Pall Mall. Boydell later employed engravers to reproduce the paintings. Fuseli was particularly attracted to Shakespeare’s treatment of fantastic and supernatural themes which provided the inspiration for such exuberant creations as this illustration of Macbeth’s first encounter with the three weird sisters on the blasted heath.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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