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

The Apparition of the Armed Head: Macbeth

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:
ca. 1781
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and black ink, and graphite, with scraping on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured cream laid paper with contemporary drawn border
Dimensions:
Mount: 16 × 13 inches (40.6 × 33 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 14 1/2 × 12 1/8 inches (36.8 × 30.8 cm), and Sheet (cropped to image): 13 3/8 x 11 inches (33.9 x 28 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower center: "Macb: Tell me thou unknown power___ | Witch: He knows thy thought; | Hear his speech, but say thou nought"; in graphite, lower right: "Macbeth"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1971
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armor | cauldron | cave | chain | cloaks | fear | fire | hallucination | head | helmet | hook | literary theme | Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I | magic | man | play | plays by William Shakespeare | plume | smoke | soldier | surprise | The Tragedy of Macbeth | vision | witches | women
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
The Three Witches (characters in Macbeth)
Macbeth (character in The Tragedy of Macbeth)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9816
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