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The Weird Sisters
- The Weird Sisters
The three 'Weird Sisters' from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', act 1, seen in profile to left with their left arms outstretched and pointing, their right to their lips, looking expectant, each wearing a hood; with bat-like creature with skull face flying at left. 10 March 1785
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 457 millimetres
- Width: 558 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered with title, short quote from 'Macbeth' and production and publication detail, all below image: "Painted by H. Fuseli", "Engraved by J.R. Smith Mezzotinto Engraver to/his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales" and "London Publish'd March 10th. 1785 by J.R. Smith No83 Oxford Street."
See D. Petherbridge, 'Witches and Wicked Bodies'. Exhibition catalogue Edinburgh 2013, cat No. 61
British XVIIIc Mounted Atlas
2001 Jun-Sep, London, Tate Britain, 'Gillray and the Art of Caricature'
2002 Apr-Jun, Paris, Cité de la Musique, L'Invention du Sentiment
2013 Aug - Nov, Edinburgh, Scottish NG, Witches and Wicked Bodies
2014-15, Sept - Jan, London, BM, Witches and Wicked Bodies
- Associated Title: Macbeth (Act 1)
Prints & Drawings
The three 'Weird Sisters' from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', act 1, seen in profile to left with their left arms outstretched and pointing, their right to their lips, looking expectant, each wearing a hood; with bat-like creature with skull face flying at left. 10 March 1785 Mezzotint
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Object reference number: PPA102617
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