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Lady Macbeth

Watercolour
1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Watercolour of the Shakespearean character, Lady Macbeth, armed with two daggers, approaching the character of Duncan who lies motionless, possibly already murdered by her husband Macbeth. Signed and dated by the artist.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Watercolour
Brief description
Watercolour by George Cattermole entitled 'Lady Macbeth'. Great Britain, 1850.
Physical description
Watercolour of the Shakespearean character, Lady Macbeth, armed with two daggers, approaching the character of Duncan who lies motionless, possibly already murdered by her husband Macbeth. Signed and dated by the artist.
Dimensions
  • Height: 13.25in
  • Width: 9.25in
Dimensions taken from departmental notes
Marks and inscriptions
Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done 't. Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act II, Scene 2
Credit line
Ellison Gift
Object history
Richard Ellison’s collection of 100 British watercolours was given by his widow in 1860 and 1873 ‘to promote the foundation of the National Collection of Water Colour Paintings’.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
FA.507

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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