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Design for a poster for Macbeth; the three witches to left below a rock on which stands Macbeth, steam rising. 1911
Watercolour and gum
- Production date
Height: 844 millimetres
Width: 630 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Dulac designed this poster for a production of Shakespeare’s play by Granville Barker in London in 1911. Born and brought up in France, Dulac came to London in 1905 where he worked as an illustrator, designer and caricaturist. Dulac’s dark, sombre tones and use of Celtic lettering are in keeping with the period and mood of the tragic drama. With arms folded Macbeth challenges the three witches as they cast their spells from a steaming cauldron below a rocky ledge on the ‘blasted heath’.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1982/3 Nov-Jan, Sheffield, Mappin Art Gallery, 'Dulac', no.51
1983 Jan-Feb, Bristol Art Gallery, 'Dulac', no.51
1989 Feb-Apr, London, Barbican Art Gallery, 'The Last Romantics', no.359
2007/8 Nov-Feb, London, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 'The Age of Enchantment:..'
2014-15 Sept - Jan.London, BM, Witches and Wicked Bodies
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Macbeth
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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