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Mary Hoare, 1744–1820
The Three Witches from Macbeth: Though the Bark Cannot be Lost...
Additional Title(s):
A Heath near Forres: 'Macbeth', Act I, Scene III
Part Of:

Collective Title: The Tragedy of Macbeth

ca. 1781
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor and graphite, with scraping on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Contemporary drawn border: 11 11/16 × 11 5/16 inches (29.7 × 28.8 cm), Sheet: 13 1/4 × 11 1/4 inches (33.7 × 28.6 cm), Mount: 13 3/8 × 11 5/16 inches (34 × 28.8 cm)

Inscribed in pen brown ink, lower center: "Though the Bark cannot be lost, | Yet it shall be tempest tost"; in graphite, lower right: "Macbeth"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bark | boat | cave | cloaks | clouds | coast | flags | gesturing | literary theme | Macbeth, Act I, Scene III | magic | marine art | masts | meteorology | old | plays by William Shakespeare | pointing | rocks (landforms) | ropes | sails | science | sea | ship | shore (landform) | singing | skirts | storm | The Tragedy of Macbeth | witches | women
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
The Three Witches (characters in Macbeth)
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IIIF Manifest:

Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Geoffrey Ashton, Shakespeare and British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, p. 28, no. 75, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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