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Creator:
George Romney, 1734–1802, British
Title:

The Witches' Cavern

Additional Title(s):

A Cavern. In the Middle, a Boiling Cauldron: 'Macbeth', Act IV, Scene I

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Date:
between 1792 and 1793
Medium:
Graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 5/8 x 9 3/16 inches (14.3 x 23.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "180"; upper right: "502"

Collector's mark: "GRomney"; collector's mark: "George Romney"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Richardson Dilworth, B.A. 1938
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1979.12.204
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cavern | fear | gesturing | illusion | literary theme | Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I | magic | nude | plays by William Shakespeare | smoke | The Tragedy of Macbeth | witches | women
Associated People:
The Three Witches (characters in Macbeth)
Macbeth (character in The Tragedy of Macbeth)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:6602
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