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Creator Mary Hoare, 1753–1820, British
Title The Three Witches from Macbeth: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
Alternate Title(s) A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron, 'Macbeth', Act IV, Scene I
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Date 1781
Medium Watercolor with black ink and scraping over graphite on thick, slightly textured cream wove paper mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured cream laid paper with contemporary drawn border
Dimensions Mount: 20 3/4 x 24 3/16 inches (52.7 x 61.5 cm) Contemporary drawn border: 18 7/8 x 22 9/16 inches (48 x 57.3 cm) Sheet (cropped to image): 17 3/8 x 21 3/16 inches (44.2 x 53.8 cm)
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Inscribed in brown ink, lower center: "Double, double, toil and trouble; | Fire burn, and cauldron bubble", Signed and dated in black ink, lower left: "MH | 1781"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1975.4.1969
Collection Prints and Drawings
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3488579
People Represented or Subject • Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
• The Three Witches (characters in Macbeth)
Subject Terms barefoot | cauldron | cave | ceremony | chain | cloaks | dresses | fire | gesturing | hook | literary theme | Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I | Macbeth, play by William Shakespeare | magic | play | plays by William Shakespeare | ritual | smoke | witches
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