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The Witch's Home, No.2. "She's Off"

Watercolour
1875 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This watercolour is part of a series of paintings of witches at night. The artist, Richard Doyle, specialised in images of fairies and ghosts. In 1875 he made a trip to Canna, a small island on the west coast of Scotland. He was inspired by the stark landscape and the rocky coast and painted the series of which this picture is part.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour on paper on card
Brief Description
Watercolour, 'The Witch's Home No.2, "She's Off" by R Doyle.
Physical Description
Watercolour depicting a bearded man on a rock with arms held high and a witch flying on a broomstick above him. The watercolour has been mounted on card and some of the paint extends onto the card itself, indicating that the artist had added paint after mounting, or that a second hand had added the paint after mounting.
Dimensions
  • Height: 36.3cm
  • Width: 51.7cm
Checked by S.Solicari 13/07/05
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
Signed and dated 1875
Object history
The Witch's Home, No 1. "Broom Waiting: Coming Out" is also in the collection of the V&A. Museum no. 334-1880.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This watercolour is part of a series of paintings of witches at night. The artist, Richard Doyle, specialised in images of fairies and ghosts. In 1875 he made a trip to Canna, a small island on the west coast of Scotland. He was inspired by the stark landscape and the rocky coast and painted the series of which this picture is part.
Collection
Accession Number
335-1880

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record createdJune 27, 2005
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