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Creator:
Mary Hoare, 1744–1820, British
Title:

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

Date:
ca. 1781
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite, with scraping on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
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), and Mount: 13 3/8 × 11 5/16 inches (34 × 28.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1975.4.1970
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
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)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9815
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