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:
- ca. 1781
- Watercolor and graphite, with scraping on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
- Mount: 13 3/8 x 11 5/16 inches (34 x 28.8 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 11 11/16 x 11 5/16 inches (29.7 x 28.8 cm), and Sheet (cropped to image): 13 1/4 × 11 1/4 inches (33.7 × 28.6 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 | Macbeth, Act I, Scene III | magic | marine art | masts | meteorology | old | plays by William Shakespeare | rocks (landforms) | ropes | sails | science | sea | ship | shore (landform) | 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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Mary Hoare, 1744–1820, British, The Three Witches from Macbeth: Though the Bark Cannot be Lost.., ca. 1781
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